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BORDERS

Maduro: In one year the gov't of Colombia has done nothing

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro: “I have had great patience” (@pdvsa)

BORDERS. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that he has exercised "endless patience." "One year ago, I told (Colombian President) Juan Manuel Santos: ‘Let's make a plan to fight smuggling, scalping, paramilitaries.' One year later, nothing has been done on the Colombian side," he added.  

HYDROCARBONS

Venezuelan oil at USD 36.48 per barrel

The crude oil price dropped USD 3.14 compared to the previous week (File photo)

HYDROCARBONS.  The price of the Venezuelan oil was traded at USD 36.48, a drop of USD 3.14 compared to USD 39.92 the previous week.  

08:42 PM
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BORDERS

IACHR urges Venezuela to stop arbitrary deportations of Colombians

The IACHR voiced "deep concern over the arbitrary and collective deportation of undocumented Colombian migrants" from Venezuela (Handout photo)
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urged Venezuela to respect both due process in all the cases of undocumented Colombians before evicting them from Venezuelan territory and their rights to property
03:52 PM
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COLOMBIA-VENEZUELA RELATIONS

Venezuelan FM asks Colombia for a plan to solve border conflict

"We have asked the Colombian State to take its international (...)
There are "foreign exchange instruments that harm our currency" from Colombia
03:35 PM
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BORDERS

Venezuelan bishops ask authorities to "restore normality" on the border

Monsignor Roberto Luckert heads the Justice and Peace Committee of (...)
The Justice and Peace Committee of the Venezuelan Bishops' Conference (CEV) said it was "deeply concerned" over reports of human rights violations by military officers in the context of deportations of thousands of illegal Colombian immigrants "without previous proceedings of any kind"
02:53 PM
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BORDERS

Brazil, Argentina willing to cooperate in Venezuela-Colombia conflict

Brazilian FM Mauro Vieira (center) said Brazil is always ready to (...)
The ministers of foreign affairs of both countries said Unasur was a forum to foster dialogue among nations and settle regional conflicts
12:16 PM
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GOVERNMENT

Pro-government demonstration in Caracas begins

The march will get to Miraflores Presidential Palace, downtown (...)
Government supporters will march towards Miraflores Presidential Palace, downtown Caracas
08/27/2015
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OIL

Venezuela seeks emergency OPEC meeting

The aim would be outlining a strategy to stop the slump in oil prices

08/27/2015
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BORDERS

Venezuelan bishops: border shutdown will be "untenable"

Monsignor Diego Padrón said the CEV was willing to mediate in (...)
The Venezuelan Bishops' Conference (CEV) stated that deportations of Colombians living at the Venezuelan border violated human rights
08/27/2015
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HEALTH

Persistent scarcity of reagents to diagnose HIV in Venezuela

HIV patients should take three compulsory tests (File photo)
Alberto Nieves, a member of Supportive Action against AIDS, reported that patients have to wait to start their treatment
08/27/2015
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OPINION

Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of Thursday, August 27

High WAR IN UNIFORM? First information –after the shutdown of the Venezuela-Colombia border- in reference to the possible reasons for the attack on three Venezuelan military officers in Táchira state was released in the edition of last Au (...)

08/27/2015
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BORDERS

EU concerned over reports of violence at Colombia-Venezuela border

The border conflict started on August 19 (Reuters)
"We hope the two countries can cooperate effectively to tackle the current challenge in the bordering region," a spokesperson of the European External Action Service remarked
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.
08:42 PM
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BORDERS

IACHR urges Venezuela to stop arbitrary deportations of Colombians

The IACHR voiced "deep concern over the arbitrary and collective deportation of undocumented Colombian migrants" from Venezuela (Handout photo)
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urged Venezuela to respect both due process in all the cases of undocumented Colombians before evicting them from Venezuelan territory and their rights to property
04:36 PM
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BORDERS

Maduro: In one year the gov't of Colombia has done nothing on the border

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro: “I have had great patience” (...)
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that one year ago he requested his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos a plan to fight smuggling
03:52 PM
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COLOMBIA-VENEZUELA RELATIONS

Venezuelan FM asks Colombia for a plan to solve border conflict

"We have asked the Colombian State to take its international (...)
There are "foreign exchange instruments that harm our currency" from Colombia
03:35 PM
 | 

BORDERS

Venezuelan bishops ask authorities to "restore normality" on the border

Monsignor Roberto Luckert heads the Justice and Peace Committee of (...)
The Justice and Peace Committee of the Venezuelan Bishops' Conference (CEV) said it was "deeply concerned" over reports of human rights violations by military officers in the context of deportations of thousands of illegal Colombian immigrants "without previous proceedings of any kind"
02:53 PM
 | 

BORDERS

Brazil, Argentina willing to cooperate in Venezuela-Colombia conflict

Brazilian FM Mauro Vieira (center) said Brazil is always ready to (...)
The ministers of foreign affairs of both countries said Unasur was a forum to foster dialogue among nations and settle regional conflicts
02:04 PM
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BORDERS

FM Holguín: Colombia has not thought of breaking with Venezuela

Severing ties with Venezuela "is impossible" (File photo)
Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs María Ángela Holguín informed that her government is seeking meetings of foreign ministers of the Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Union of South American Nations (Unasur)
01:31 PM
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BORDERS

Unasur views it unlikely to meet soon over Colombia-Venezuela standoff

"For the first time I hear that people are deported to prevent (...)
Uruguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, deemed complicated holding a meeting next week of Unasur foreign ministers due to their individual agendas
12:32 PM
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HYDROCARBONS

Venezuelan oil at USD 36.48 per barrel

The crude oil price dropped USD 3.14 compared to the previous week (...)
Prices were hit by concerns over the excess of oil supply and signs of slowdown in the Chinese economy, according to the Venezuelan Ministry of Petroleum and Mining
12:16 PM
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GOVERNMENT

Pro-government demonstration in Caracas begins

The march will get to Miraflores Presidential Palace, downtown (...)
Government supporters will march towards Miraflores Presidential Palace, downtown Caracas
11:33 AM
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BORDERS

UN voices concern over alleged abuses in deportation of Colombians

Improvised shelters have been set in Cucuta to receive deported (...)
"[We] are also concerned about the declaration of a ‘state of emergency' in six border municipalities, in the Táchira state in Venezuela," said Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
 

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What goes out of the La Yaguara industrial park

María Fernanda Astudillo is a store analyst for Alimentos Polar working at the company's facilities in La Yaguara. At only 23 years of age, she has made a career in that company where she has worked for the last six years. Now, besides her responsibilities, which include overseeing shipping/receiving and warehousing of goods, she is taking part in the roundtable discussions among the other companies operating in the La Yaguara industrial park, the Government and the workers exploring possible ways of coping with the order to expropriate the land.

Economic Impact of Border Shutdown


Businesspersons resort to bilateral diplomacy

BORDERS The members of the National Council of Trade and Services (Consecomercio) have appealed to the diplomacy of Venezuela and Colombia to build bridges of understanding and agreement for a solution to the problems on the border.

Arranged review of border shutdown is requested

BORDERS The Venezuelan-Colombian Chamber of Economic Integration (Cavecol) bets on conciliation and volunteers as "factor of understanding" between the parties in view of the situation resulting from the shutdown of the Venezuela-Colombia border, reiterated Cavecol CEO Víctor Montiel.

Shutdown of Venezuela-Colombia border causes daily losses for USD 400,000

BORDERS A shutdown for 72 hours of the Venezuela-Colombia border results in over USD 400,000 in losses and harms about 100,000 people, disclosed on Friday Edgar Díaz, the governor of Colombian department of Norte de Santander (northeast). He added that the situation in the area is "in full calm."

Venezuela, Guyana at odds


Guyana to appoint new ambassador to Venezuela in a month

GUYANA The Government of Guyana is appointing a new ambassador to Venezuela within the next four weeks, as part of efforts to strengthen diplomatic relations in the region. Caracas and Georgetown are engaged in a border dispute over the Essequibo region.

Venezuelan VP informs Haitian President on Essequibo case

BORDER DISPUTE Venezuelan Executive Vice-President Jorge Arreaza met on Friday with Haitian President Michel Martelly, as part of a tour of the Caribbean to reassert his government position on Venezuela's claim over the Essequibo, a territory disputed with Guyana.

Venezuela warns against Guyana's conflictive intention

BORDER DISPUTE Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez warned the Caribbean countries against the attempt of the Guyanese government at conflictive situations among Latin American and Caribbean countries with the support of foreign agents.

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