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HYDROCARBONS

Venezuelan oil price drops again, hits USD 55.37

There is not a clear trend in crude oil international prices (File photo)

HYDROCARBONS.  The price of Venezuelan local barrel of crude oil decline for the second consecutive week, and ended at USD 55.37, dropping USD 0.91 from last week (May 18-22), when it averaged USD 56.28 per barrel, the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining informed on its website on Friday.  

HUMAN RIGHTS

Ex-presidents Pastrana and Quiroga unable to visit Ceballos

Former president Pastrana and the mother of Leopoldo López outside the prison (Efe)

HUMAN RIGHTS.  Former presidents of Colombia, Andrés Pastrana, and Bolivia, Jorge Quiroga could not visit on Friday Venezuelan dissenter Daniel Ceballos, because the director of the prison where he is detained was removed.  

03:31 PM
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE

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Resolution N 038

Center for Foreign Trade to inspect and audit forex scheme

(File photo)
The measure was established in Resolution N 038, published in Official Gazette N 40,670 on Thursday, issued by the Ministry of Economy and Finance
03:17 PM
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OPPOSITION

Capriles heads for Guárico state to support political prisoners

Capriles voiced his support for political prisoners (Handout photo / (...)
"We want to achieve the release of all political prisoners by winning the National Assembly," said Miranda state Governor Henrique Capriles
11:44 AM
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JUDICIARY

A total of 2,400 detainees for smuggling

Not only sellers, but also the underlying networks are being targeted (...)
The Attorney General Office reported that 197 have been convicted since January
10:16 AM
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GOVERNMENT

Maduro: It seems that there is nothing to look for at EU-Celac Summit

President Nicolás Maduro said Spanish President Mariano "Rajoy is an (...)
The Venezuelan president said "the best way to reinvent democracy is by building socialism, giving power to the people"
05/28/2015
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DIPLOMACY

European Union expects Venezuela's presentation in EU-Celac summit

Leffer said that the summit will be an opportunity to "talk about (...)
Christian Leffler, the Managing Director of the Americas for the European Union, gave a video press conference from Brussels, where he provided information about the EU-Celac Summit to be held next June
05/28/2015
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DIPLOMACY

European Parliament: "We are extremely concerned about Venezuela"

The European Parliament had rejected reduced liberties in Venezuela (...)
"Economically and socially, the country is in an increasingly parlous state," said on Thursday Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament
05/28/2015
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Ex-presidents Pastrana and Quiroga land in Caracas

Ex-president Quiroga pointed out that all democrats needed to speak up about Venezuela's political situation

05/28/2015
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DEMONSTRATION

National Guard, police stop university demonstration in Caracas

Three armored tanks prevented the march from moving forward (Handout (...)
The march was to depart from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) to the Ministry of Higher Education in Caracas
05/28/2015
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ELECTION 2015

CNE: New National Assembly must be installed on January 5, 2016

Rondón noted that the CNE was not breaking any law by failing to set (...)
National Electoral Council (CNE) directors are pondering three electoral schedule proposals brought forward by the National Electoral Board
05/28/2015
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OPINION

Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of Thursday, May 28

According to historian Elías Pino Iturrieta, speaking of everything, everyday, is a huge challenge for President Nicolás Maduro and his government, because the wording is not refreshed and therefore, lies are easier to be caught

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.
03:17 PM
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OPPOSITION

Capriles heads for Guárico state to support political prisoners

Capriles voiced his support for political prisoners (Handout photo / File photo)
"We want to achieve the release of all political prisoners by winning the National Assembly," said Miranda state Governor Henrique Capriles
02:56 PM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Ex-presidents Pastrana and Quiroga unable to visit Ceballos

Former president Pastrana and the mother of Leopoldo López outside (...)
The former presidents had plans to visit Ramo Verde prison, in northern Miranda state, to try to visit Leopoldo López, leader of Voluntad Popular party
02:28 PM
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HYDROCARBONS

Venezuelan oil price drops again, hits USD 55.37

There is not a clear trend in crude oil international prices (File (...)
An irregular increase in the price of Venezuelan crude oil has been recorded throughout May
11:44 AM
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JUDICIARY

A total of 2,400 detainees for smuggling

Not only sellers, but also the underlying networks are being targeted (...)
The Attorney General Office reported that 197 have been convicted since January
10:16 AM
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GOVERNMENT

Maduro: It seems that there is nothing to look for at EU-Celac Summit

President Nicolás Maduro said Spanish President Mariano "Rajoy is an (...)
The Venezuelan president said "the best way to reinvent democracy is by building socialism, giving power to the people"
 

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Dossier
USD 9 billion in claims

Following a wave of nationalizations carried out by the late President Hugo Chavez between 2007 and 2012, Venezuela has become the second most frequent respondent to investment treaty arbitration in the world (38 cases in total), after Argentina.

Human Rights


Ex-presidents Pastrana, Quiroga to visit Leopoldo López in prison

HUMAN RIGHTS Former presidents of Colombia and Bolivia, Andrés Pastrana and Jorge Quiroga, respectively, will travel to Venezuela on Friday to visit detained dissenter and leader of the Voluntad Popular party Leopoldo López, announced López's wife, Lilian Tintori, who will waive her right to visit his husband so the ex-presidents can meet with him.

Attorney General: Ceballos was transferred pursuant to court order

HUMAN RIGHTS Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz stated on Tuesday that the transfer of former mayor of San Cristóbal municipality, Daniel Ceballos, from Ramo Verde military prison to 26 de Julio prison, in San Juan de los Morros, Guárico state, was made pursuant to a court order issued by a judge and in compliance with all legal procedures.

Dissenters Ceballos and López's protest plans aired on alleged recording

OPPOSITION On Monday evening, Miguel Pérez Pirela, host of a TV show called "Cayendo y Corriendo" (Falling and Running), broadcasted on state-run TV channel Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), aired an audio recording of an alleged conversation between detained dissenters Leopoldo López, head of the Voluntad Popular Party (VP), and former mayor of San Cristóbal municipality, Daniel Ceballos, where they plan anti-government street demonstrations.

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Society


Shortage and migration disturb Venezuelan kids

CHILD PSYCHOLOGY Some years ago, separation of parents, games or change of school could be a matter of concern for children. Nowadays, migration and shortage add to this.

In Caracas, quality of life deteriorates

SOCIETY For 78% of Caracas residents, quality of life is downhill. In terms of services, they point to a backlash in security, health and transportation compared with five years ago. The findings are included in the latest report produced by NGO Por la Caracas Posible (For a Possible Caracas). The case study assesses the management of five jurisdictions that comprise the Metropolitan Area plus the Major Mayoralty.

Venezuelan young people choose parallel economy over higher education

EDUCATION Venezuelan public high education institutions have recorded a decline in the number of students enrolled in undergraduate programs. Professors at the Gervasio Rubio Rural Pedagogic Institute (Rubio, southwestern Táchira state), attached to the Libertador Experimental Pedagogical University (UPEL), who are specialists in the areas of social, political, community, and education studies, assessed the external factors that could have led to this social phenomenon, in order to understand the situation facing all Venezuelan universities.

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TOURISM

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

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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