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CARACAS, Monday May 04, 2015 | Update
 

HUMAN RIGHTS

CDH-UCAB: Evidence of torture was hidden

UCAB documented human rights violations during the protests of 2014 (AFP / File photo)

HUMAN RIGHTS.  At least 10 strategies were used by the bodies of the Venezuelan public power to knowingly cover evidence of cruel treatment or torture, and/or prevent timely denunciation during the arrests in the context of anti-government demonstrations in 2014.  

PDVSA BONDS

Pdvsa reports payment of interest to bond holders

The interest is on the Pdvsa bonds maturing in 2017 (File photo)

PDVSA BONDS.  State run oil holding Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (Pdvsa) notified all the holders of Pdvsa bonds maturing in 2017 that, based on the conditions set in the papers issued on October 29, 2010, interest on the six-month term ended on May 2015 would be paid on Monday.  

03:19 PM
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FINANCE

Gold swap regarded as logical

Oil producing countries set strategies for gradual adjustments (File photo)
Venezuela should consolidate all its assets in the National Development Fund (Fonden)
03:01 PM
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DIPLOMACY

Samper advocates normalization of Venezuela-Spain relations

Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), (...)
The Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Ernesto Samper, rejected foreign meddling in Venezuela's affairs
02:51 PM
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GOVERNMENT

Five Cuban spies honored with the keys to the city of Caracas

In their first international tour after being released, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, and René González landed on Monday morning in Caracas

02:19 PM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Tintori and Mitzy de Ledezma visit Brazil to denounce HR violations

Tintori hopes to get the support of Brazilian democrats (Handout (...)
Lilian Tintori and Mitzy de Ledezma will visit several Brazilian cities; also, they will meet with Venezuelan residents in Brazil and several political personalities and human right advocates
02:04 PM
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SHORTAGE

Medicines shortage stands at 60% in Caracas

President of the Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Federation (Fefarven) (...)
President of the Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Federation (Fefarven) Freddy Ceballos lamented that the Venezuelan Drugstores Chamber has exempted the government from responsibility for medicines shortage in the country
01:52 PM
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NEPAL

Venezuela sends technical and humanitarian mission to Nepal

The government of Venezuela has sent a technical and humanitarian mission to Nepal to conduct an on-site assessment of the most urgent needs after the 7.8 Richter scale earthquake that hit the country recently. The mission includes a med (...)

01:44 PM
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OIL

Venezuelan oil basket climbs to USD 55 per barrel

The Venezuelan crude oil price averages USD 45.53 per barrel so far (...)
Venezuela is working along with member and non-member nations of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to recover crude oil prices
01:24 PM
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FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Press union: twenty laws restrict press freedom in Venezuela

Secretary General of the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP) Marco (...)
Secretary General of the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP), Marco Ruiz, remarked that a reform of the Venezuelan Criminal Code provides that any opinion, dissent or demonstration against government officials might be considered as an offense, punishable with prison sentences
12:53 PM
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OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN

Saab: Club de Madrid is an illegal cartel to discredit Venezuela

Saab remarked that the Club de Madrid was somehow promoted by the (...)
Members of Club de Madrid had conveyed their "deepest concern for the difficult social, economic and political situation in Venezuela"
05/02/2015
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PUBLIC SERVICES

Confinanzas Tower in Caracas to be used as emergency response center

Floors from 15 to 28 of A-B towers of the Confinanzas building were (...)
The Head of Government of the Capital District, Ernesto Villegas, announced that the first floor of former business center Confinanzas Tower on Andrés Bello Avenue (downtown Caracas) will be the headquarters of the Service Corporation, Civil Protection and Fire Department, under the legal form of an "emergency response center," with its own staff and (...)
05:36 PM
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SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

Obama: "The US will not be imprisoned by the past" in the region

President Obama delivered a speech during the plenary meeting of the Summit of the Americas (Efe)
The President of the United States, Barack Obama, said on Saturday during the plenary meeting of the Seventh Summit of the Americas that his country "will not be imprisoned by the past" when it comes to relations with Cuba and the region. He stressed that if bilateral dialogue between his government and Cuba continued, there would be progress despite (...)
03:50 PM
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SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

President Maduro demands Obama to repeal his executive order on Venezuela

Most part of Maduro's speech was focused on disagreements with the US (...)
The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, during his speech in the plenary meeting of the Seventh Summit of the Americas, demanded his US counterpart, Barack Obama, to annul an executive order imposing sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials for alleged human rights abuses and corruption.
11:37 AM
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SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

Pope Francis asks for "sincere dialogue" in the Summit of the Americas

Pope Francis also referred to disparity of opportunities among (...)
Pope Francis said in a letter aired on Saturday by the Holy See and sent on Friday to Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela that he he hoped the 7th Summit of the Americas constituted a "sincere dialogue" allowing to overcome differences and tackle "with realism" the problems in the continent, such as inequality or immigration, Efe reported.
12:00 AM
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HYDROCARBONS

Petrocaribe's influence threatened by US energy initiative

US President Barack Obama met with members of the Caribbean Community (...)
US President Barack Obama met on Thursday in Jamaica with the 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) to promote an energy project that, if implemented, could change geopolitical relations in Latin America.
03:50 PM
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PDVSA BONDS

Pdvsa reports payment of interest to bond holders

The interest is on the Pdvsa bonds maturing in 2017 (File photo)
All the holders of Pdvsa bonds should appear in their depository banks or in the bank where they bought the bonds to learn about the status and method of payment
03:39 PM
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FREEDOM OF SPEECH

IACHR rejects use of law to "silence" voices of criticism

The Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) made reference to the lawsuit filed by Congress Speaker Diosdado Cabello against newspapers El Nacional and Tal Cual, and news website La Patilla

03:19 PM
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FINANCE

Gold swap regarded as logical

Oil producing countries set strategies for gradual adjustments (File (...)
Venezuela should consolidate all its assets in the National Development Fund (Fonden)
03:01 PM
 | 

DIPLOMACY

Samper advocates normalization of Venezuela-Spain relations

Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), (...)
The Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Ernesto Samper, rejected foreign meddling in Venezuela's affairs
02:51 PM
 | 

GOVERNMENT

Five Cuban spies honored with the keys to the city of Caracas

In their first international tour after being released, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, and René González landed on Monday morning in Caracas

02:19 PM
 | 

HUMAN RIGHTS

Tintori and Mitzy de Ledezma visit Brazil to denounce HR violations

Tintori hopes to get the support of Brazilian democrats (Handout (...)
Lilian Tintori and Mitzy de Ledezma will visit several Brazilian cities; also, they will meet with Venezuelan residents in Brazil and several political personalities and human right advocates
02:04 PM
 | 

SHORTAGE

Medicines shortage stands at 60% in Caracas

President of the Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Federation (Fefarven) (...)
President of the Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Federation (Fefarven) Freddy Ceballos lamented that the Venezuelan Drugstores Chamber has exempted the government from responsibility for medicines shortage in the country
01:44 PM
 | 

OIL

Venezuelan oil basket climbs to USD 55 per barrel

The Venezuelan crude oil price averages USD 45.53 per barrel so far (...)
Venezuela is working along with member and non-member nations of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to recover crude oil prices
01:24 PM
 | 

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Press union: twenty laws restrict press freedom in Venezuela

Secretary General of the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP) Marco (...)
Secretary General of the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP), Marco Ruiz, remarked that a reform of the Venezuelan Criminal Code provides that any opinion, dissent or demonstration against government officials might be considered as an offense, punishable with prison sentences
12:53 PM
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OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN

Saab: Club de Madrid is an illegal cartel to discredit Venezuela

Saab remarked that the Club de Madrid was somehow promoted by the (...)
Members of Club de Madrid had conveyed their "deepest concern for the difficult social, economic and political situation in Venezuela"
 

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Dossier
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The price of a package of precooked corn flour used to make corn cakes called arepas, a staple food in Venezuela, has been regulated at VEB 19, but production cost exceeds VEB 26. At present both state-run and private plants face the same difficulty of having to produce at a loss. But that's just one of the many obstacles facing those involved in putting the arepa on the Venezuelans plate.

Meeting Point


Exchange control does not work

MEETING POINT "A program of economic adjustment and total removal of controls are necessary."

Migrations


Immigration leaves voids in Caracas neighborhoods

SOCIETY Santiago José Da Silva has few belongings attaching him to Venezuela. Regretfully, the already made his choice: he is moving to Europe next August. His two children have already sold their properties in Baruta, east Caracas, and he is making arrangements to sell his apartment in Los Naranjos, El Hatillo municipality.

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Health


Venezuelans are both obese and malnourished

HEALTH It is the worst-case scenario: a high percentage of Venezuelans are both obese and undernourished.

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PUBLIC SERVICES

Confinanzas Tower in Caracas to be used as emergency response center

HOUSING

Four zones of Caracas Metropolitan area at risk before rainy season

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