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OIL

Venezuelan oil loses USD 0.11, ends at USD 54.78

Crude oil prices continued downwards this week (File photo)

OIL.  The barrel of Venezuelan crude oil ended this week at USD 54.78, declining slightly USD 0.11 from USD 54.67 last week, according to Venezuela's Ministry of Petroleum and Mining.  

DIPLOMACY

Venezuelan VP Arreaza meets on Friday with Caricom leaders

Executive Vice-president Arreaza landed on Thursday in Barbados (Miraflores Press Office / File photo)

DIPLOMACY.  Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was expected to travel to Barbados to take part in the Summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) on Friday; however, the president decided to send Executive Vice-President Jorge Arreaza on his behalf.  

03:29 PM
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Spain requests Venezuela to extradite ETA member

De Juana Chaos was found last March in a liquor store in Chichiriviche (El Mundo / Handout photo)
The speaker judge requested the extradition of the ETA member after finding his whereabouts in Venezuela
12:49 PM
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OIL

Iranian commissioner visits Orinoco Oil Belt

Oil production is expected to raise (AP)
Venezuela and China amend borrowing facility paid with crude oil
12:01 PM
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HEAVY RAINS

Apure state governor reports on 9,000 families hit by floods

Few objects and household appliances have been saved from the rain (...)
Multiple areas in Guasdualito are flooded
10:40 AM
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FLOODING

Heavy rains cause floods in Apure state, southwest Venezuela

Indigenous populations settled in the area are in urgent need of (...)
El Amparo and Guasdualito parishes in southwestern Apure state are in state of emergency, with more than 10,000 families hit by floods, informed the mayor of the Páez municipality, Lumay Baerreto, who was suspended from her position pursuant to an order issued by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ). She explained that the Sarare, Apure, and Arauca (...)
10:22 AM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

OAS representative in Venezuela receives human rights complaints

Dissenters marched to the headquarters of OAS in Caracas (Handout (...)
The delegation of dissenters also complained about the disqualifications to hold public office imposed on some opposition leaders
09:48 AM
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ELECTION

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He will meet with CNE president

OAS secretary to visit Venezuela this month

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro highlighted the importance of (...)
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, said that he expected the vote to elect congress deputies to be conducted in peace
07/02/2015
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS

US Senator warns about "very hard" days in Venezuela

Following his visit this week to Caracas, the chair of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Bob Corker, said that Venezuela is heading for "very hard" days

07/02/2015
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DIPLOMACY

The US calls for dialogue in Venezuela ahead of parliament vote

Kerry issued a press statement on the occasion of Venezuela's (...)
"Political dialogue will be important in ensuring peaceful resolution of disputes and the integrity of your democratic process," said US Secretary of State John Kerry
07/02/2015
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ELECTION 2015

Vargas Llosa calls into question "fairness" of Venezuelan vote

Vargas Llosa described jailed dissenters as a "symbol of resistance (...)
Vargas Llosa took part in the 8th Atlantic Forum, organized by his International Foundation for Freedom and held in Madrid
07/02/2015
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FINANCE

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The agency informed

Fitch maintains Venezuela's debt rating at CCC

Venezuela is to remain highly vulnerable to volatile oil prices, said (...)
The agency referred to Venezuela's weak foreign support, its high dependence on raw materials, and growing macroeconomic distortions
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.
02:55 PM
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OIL

Venezuelan oil loses USD 0.11, ends at USD 54.78

Crude oil prices continued downwards this week (File photo)
Reports about the progress of nuclear negotiations between Iran and western nations, plus uncertainties regarding the economic situation in Greece added up to the drop in the price of oil this week, according to the Venezuelan Ministry of Petroleum and Mining
12:49 PM
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OIL

Iranian commissioner visits Orinoco Oil Belt

Oil production is expected to raise (AP)
Venezuela and China amend borrowing facility paid with crude oil
12:01 PM
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HEAVY RAINS

Apure state governor reports on 9,000 families hit by floods

Few objects and household appliances have been saved from the rain (...)
Multiple areas in Guasdualito are flooded
10:40 AM
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FLOODING

Heavy rains cause floods in Apure state, southwest Venezuela

Indigenous populations settled in the area are in urgent need of (...)
El Amparo and Guasdualito parishes in southwestern Apure state are in state of emergency, with more than 10,000 families hit by floods, informed the mayor of the Páez municipality, Lumay Baerreto, who was suspended from her position pursuant to an order issued by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ). She explained that the Sarare, Apure, and Arauca (...)
10:22 AM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

OAS representative in Venezuela receives human rights complaints

Dissenters marched to the headquarters of OAS in Caracas (Handout (...)
The delegation of dissenters also complained about the disqualifications to hold public office imposed on some opposition leaders
09:48 AM
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ELECTION

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He will meet with CNE president

OAS secretary to visit Venezuela this month

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro highlighted the importance of (...)
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, said that he expected the vote to elect congress deputies to be conducted in peace
 

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Parliament Vote


The US calls for dialogue in Venezuela ahead of parliament vote

DIPLOMACY The United States Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted on Thursday the importance of dialogue in Venezuela to ensure the "integrity" of the upcoming parliament vote on December 6, and called for "further cooperation" with the Venezuelan government to improve the bilateral relation.

Vargas Llosa calls into question "fairness" of Venezuelan vote

ELECTION 2015 Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa called into question the "fairness" of the parliament vote to be held in Venezuela on December 6, and added that the government of President Nicolás Maduro would do as much as possible to tamper with the election.

Felipe González to return to Venezuela before parliament vote

HUMAN RIGHTS Former President of Spain Felipe González announced on Thursday that he would come back to Venezuela, probably before of the parliament vote in December.

Hydrocarbons


Technology bites the tail of fossil fuels

HYDROCARBONS To date, nothing indicates that the generation of renewable energy will replace in the short or medium term the energy from fossil fuels. However, some encouraging signs are apparent. Only in the United States investment in plants fueled by wind averaged USD 13 billion annually between 2008 and 2013.

Dossier
This is all there is

A simple reason: there is oil galore, would suffice to explain Guyana's actions. Another explanation lies in the little or none efforts made by the Venezuelan government to thwart the move by the Guyanese. This is certainly not a new problem, but a problem only recently highlighted because oil is involved. But what other resources does the disputed area hold? For most of us it is a section on the map with black and white stripes on it, a depiction of something distant, alien, a nothingness not worth paying much attention to in geography classes back in elementary school.

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Human Rights


Afiuni case inflames the feelings at the United Nations

HUMAN RIGHTS The trial against the barred 31st Control Judge María Lourdes Afiuni and the ill treatment suffered while she was detained confronted on Tuesday the Venezuelan delegation who appeared at the United Nations Human Rights Committee and some of its members. The Committee assessed Venezuela's performance with regard to noncompliance with civil and political rights.

Attorney general: seven officials convicted for 2014 repression

HUMAN RIGHTS Seven public officials have been convicted for repression in the crackdown of anti-government protests in 2014, said Luisa Ortega Díaz.

Venezuelan authorities deny human rights violations at the UN

HUMAN RIGHTS The Venezuelan State denied on Monday at the United Nations that human rights violations were committed or tolerated in Venezuela. "We are not allowed, because of our internal legal system, to sacrifice any rights or liberties for the sake of security," asserted Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz during the first assessment hearing on Civil and Political Rights Venezuela faces at the UN Human Rights Committee.

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OPPOSITION

Opposition demonstrations in the province in images

CARACAS

Total evacuation of the Tower of David

TOURISM

La Gran Sabana is one of the major natural attractions in Venezuela

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