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CARACAS, Thursday March 05, 2015 | Update
 

FOREIGN POLICY

Oil drilling starts in the Essequibo, off Guyana

Guyanese President Donald Ramotar (right) met with exploration officials of Exxon Mobil (GINA)

FOREIGN POLICY.  An oil platform owned by US company Exxon Mobil on Thursday began oil extraction operations in Guyana waters which Venezuela claims as its own.  

DIPLOMACY

Venezuela's diplomatic staff in Washington amounts to 74

Headquarters of the Venezuelan embassy to Washington (Handout photo)

DIPLOMACY.  The Venezuela government has 74 diplomatic officials credited to the US State Department for the functioning of its embassy to Washington and the eight consular offices in that country. On February 28, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that Venezuelan diplomatic personnel in Washington amounted to 17 people.  

OPPOSITION

Unasur mission to meet with MUD representatives on Friday

The Unasur Executive Secretariat, headed by Ernesto Samper, called the meeting (Reuters / File photo)

OPPOSITION.  The heads of the political parties members of the opposition coalition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) were convened on Thursday afternoon to attend an official meeting to be held on Friday afternoon with the ministers of foreign affairs comprising a mission of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) that is on visit in Caracas. Foreign ministers Mauro Vieira (Brazil), María Ángela Holguin (Colombia), and Ricardo Patiño (Ecuador) will meet with President Nicolás Maduro ahead of the meeting with dissenters.  

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GOVERMENT

Maduro terms "stupid" speculation over leftist coup d'état

“Those leading the Efe agency are stupid who hate us,” Maduro remarked (Juan Barreto / AFP)
Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro underscored that the upcoming parliament vote would be held "no matter what"
03/05/2015
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GOVERNMENT

Venezuelan Defense Minister: "Chávez aroused people's hopes"

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López highlighted Hugo Chávez’s (...)
"Saying Hugo Chávez is to continue to talk about Simón Bolívar s historical legacy"
03/05/2015
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CATHOLIC CHURCH

Apostolic Nuncio: Venezuela is called to make proposals to the world

"For believers, any suffering can be a door to walk through," said (...)
Apostolic Nuncio Monsignor Aldo Giordano said any crisis could become a chance for finding a new path
03/05/2015
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HUMAN RIGHTS

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38 countries listed

UN High Commissioner reports human rights abuses in Venezuela

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reported "intimidation and (...)
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, submitted on Thursday his annual report before the Human Rights Council
03/05/2015
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OPINION

Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of Thursday, March 5

High GOLDEN DEAL? The board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) prepared to okay a huge settlement concerning the sale of gold from its reserves. It amounts to 1,400 troy ounces. They look forward to getting USD 1.5 billion in the midd (...)

03/05/2015
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS

US to respond to Venezuela's measures "via diplomatic channels"

US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf (File photo)
According to US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, Venezuela "has understated the number of Venezuelan diplomats in the United States"
03/05/2015
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FOREIGN CURRENCY

Interconnection flaws cause delays in Venezuelan forex system

The intermediation rate will be around 3% (Vicente Correale)
The US dollar price averaged VEB 176.74 on Wednesday
03/05/2015
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE

BCV calls special forex auction sale for retail trade

The results of the auction will be announced on Thursday (AFP)
The auction s minimum and maximum amounts will be USD 10,000 and USD 3 million, respectively
03/05/2015
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GOVERNMENT

Maduro: we will do whatever is necessary to hold parliament vote

No matter what, the Congress will be renewed, said Maduro (AVN)
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called upon his followers "to advocate, bravely, the truth of our revolutionary homeland." He reiterated that a parliament vote will be held to renew the legislative branch
03/05/2015
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BORDER DISPUTE

Venezuela urges Guyana to reopen border dispute negotiations

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his Guyanese counterpart, (...)
Guyana plans to start oil drilling in disputed area this weekend
11:52 AM
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OIL

Venezuelan FM Ramírez visits Qatar amidst OPEC tour

FM Ramírez is visiting OPEC countries to discuss oil prices (File photo)
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramírez arrived in Qatar on Thursday in the context of his tour across the member nations of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), with a view to defining a joint strategy to balance crude oil prices, ahead of the 166th OPEC regular meeting scheduled for November 27 in Vienna, Austria.
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FOREIGN POLICY

Oil drilling starts in the Essequibo, off Guyana

Guyanese President Donald Ramotar (right) met with exploration officials of Exxon Mobil (GINA)
Guyana may resort to binding judicial proceedings to resolve a border dispute with Venezuela
09:59 AM
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OPPOSITION

Unasur mission to meet with MUD representatives on Friday

The Unasur Executive Secretariat, headed by Ernesto Samper, called (...)
The meeting will be held at the Caracas Apostolic Nunciature on Friday afternoon
 

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Those USD 500 million

As Venezuelan deposits of public funds in Swiss bank accounts have been revealed, opposition Deputy Andrés Velásquez wonders whatever happened to the USD 500 million worth of CVG funds that turned up in coded bank accounts in Lebanon five years ago.

US-Venezuela Tensions


US to respond to Venezuela's measures "via diplomatic channels"

FOREIGN AFFAIRS The US State Department said on Tuesday that it would respond "via diplomatic channels" to Venezuela's request for a cut in US embassy staff in Caracas, but added that Venezuela "drastically" underestimated its own diplomatic presence in the United States.

Expert: Venezuela's measures against the US "are not wise"

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS On March 1, President Nicolás Maduro announced a series of diplomatic measures against the United States, including a list of political leaders banned from entering Venezuela, reduction of American staff working at the US embassy to Venezuela, and mandatory visas for US visitors.

US must classify US Embassy officials in Venezuela

US SANCTIONS Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez reported on Monday that the US government has been set a deadline of 15 days to classify its officials at the US Embassy in Venezuela, in reciprocity with the number of Venezuelan officials currently deployed in the United States.

Special Article


3,400 Venezuelans at risk of deportation from the United States

FOREIGN AFFAIRS There are Venezuelan dreamers. In the United States, however, such term has acquired a new connotation. In the last couple of years through last January, 3,389 Venezuelans delivered from deportation following a decision by US President Barack Obama. Now, the move is at stake.

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Protests in Venezuela


UN High Commissioner reports human rights abuses in Venezuela

HUMAN RIGHTS Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, reported before the Human Rights Council the situation of violence and human rights abuses in 38 countries, including Venezuela.

IACHR urges Venezuela to prevent excessive use of force in protests

PROTESTS IN VENEZUELA The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urged the government of Venezuela to take action to "avoid excessive use of force" by public law enforcement in demonstrations and lamented the death of 14-year-old student Kluiverth Roa, in Táchira state, southwest Venezuela.

Unasur delegation to arrive Friday in Venezuela

PROTESTS IN VENEZUELA A delegation of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) is arriving next Friday in Venezuela to address, along with the government, the issue of Venezuela s situation and claims of coup plots, the Secretary General of Unasur, Ernesto Samper has confirmed. The announcement was made by President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday during his TV show "Contacto con Maduro" (Contact with Maduro).

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CARNIVAL 2015

Carnival ends with float parades and music in Caracas

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Churches downtown Caracas retain their historical value

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Venezuelans honor the Virgin of Candelaria

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