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OIL

Financial debt of Venezuela's Pdvsa up 9.67%

Despite this increase in financial debt, total liability of Pdvsa hit USD 137 billion, 6.5% less than the previous year (File photo)

OIL.  Venezuelan state-run oil holding Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa) informed on Sunday that its consolidated financial debt rose 9.67% by the end of 2014, from the previous year, totaling USD 39.87 billion, including accounts payable to suppliers and other obligations.  

DIPLOMACY

Spain: Ambassador Pérez to return to Caracas in the upcoming hours

Foreign Affairs Minister García-Margallo (File photo)

DIPLOMACY.  Antonio Pérez Hernández, the Spanish Ambassador to Caracas, would return to Venezuela "in the next few hours" following conciliatory remarks made by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, announced on Sunday Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister José Manuel García-Margallo.  

LEDEZMA CASE

Mayor Antonio Ledezma hospitalized after successful operation

Treating physicians talked to reporters about the health condition of the Caracas Metropolitan Mayor (Miguel Gutiérrez / AP)

LEDEZMA CASE.  The mayor of Caracas Metropolitan Area, Antonio Ledezma, arrested on February 19 for allegedly plotting against President Nicolás Maduro, on Sunday underwent a successful surgery of "recurrent inguinal hernia."  

12:49 PM
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LOPEZ CASE

Lilian Tintori: Leopoldo López was proposed to leave Venezuela

Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, reported on illegal inspections against her husband (Adolfo Acosta / File photo)
Lilian Tintori, the wife of the national coordinator of opposition Voluntad Popular (People's Will) party Leopoldo López, reported on illegal actions against her husband
11:42 AM
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OIL

Private capital to be injected into economic zone of Orinoco Oil Belt

The agenda includes the preparation of a database of supplies and (...)
The Federation of Industrialists, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, and Artisans of Venezuela (Fedeindustria) and the Venezuelan Association of Small and Medium-sized Oil Industries (Petropymi) advocated the inclusion of nationals in the economic zone
11:26 AM
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CRIME

144 people detained so far for offenses in Venezuelan top airport

Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía in Venezuela (File (...)
Twenty four gangs which stole baggage at the Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía in Venezuela were dismantled
09:58 AM
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HOMICIDES

Ten people shot to death in birthday party in Venezuela

Since the truck of the local crime investigation body had no capacity (...)
Three people were injured during a shooting in Ocumare del Tuy town in north-central Miranda state
09:46 AM
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE

856 people accused of forex fraud in Venezuela

Venezuela's Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz (File photo)
Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz confirmed that former Minister of Water and Land Transport Hebert García-Plaza faces an arrest warrant for irregular purchase of Spanish ferries
04/26/2015
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LEDEZMA CASE

Antonio Ledezma to undergo surgery in the next 48 hours

Mitzy Capriles: "House arrest is not the complete freedom Antonio deserves"
04/25/2015
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LEDEZMA CASE

Court orders Antonio Ledezma's transfer to hospital

Ledezma has to undergo hernia surgery (File photo)
A court ordered the Mayor of the Metropolitan Area of Caracas to be transferred to a hospital for urgent medical treatment because of a health condition
04/25/2015
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OPINION

Tsunami

Changes seem unavoidable. Let's hope that the society manages them with wisdom
04/25/2015
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HEALTH CARE

Labor conflicts afflict health care in Venezuela

Workers, nurses and doctors came into conflict (Dagne Cobo)
27,000 employees from the Venezuelan Health Ministry claim the payment of debts
04/25/2015
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DOSSIER

The Obama decree

The more than 10 million signatures collected in Venezuela against (...)
It has effect solely within the territory of the United States and therefore does not amount to any sort of interference in the affairs of Venezuela, nor does it violate the human rights of the people, experts say
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.
12:49 PM
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LOPEZ CASE

Lilian Tintori: Leopoldo López was proposed to leave Venezuela

Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, reported on illegal inspections against her husband (Adolfo Acosta / File photo)
Lilian Tintori, the wife of the national coordinator of opposition Voluntad Popular (People's Will) party Leopoldo López, reported on illegal actions against her husband
11:42 AM
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OIL

Private capital to be injected into economic zone of Orinoco Oil Belt

The agenda includes the preparation of a database of supplies and (...)
The Federation of Industrialists, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, and Artisans of Venezuela (Fedeindustria) and the Venezuelan Association of Small and Medium-sized Oil Industries (Petropymi) advocated the inclusion of nationals in the economic zone
11:26 AM
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CRIME

144 people detained so far for offenses in Venezuelan top airport

Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía in Venezuela (File (...)
Twenty four gangs which stole baggage at the Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía in Venezuela were dismantled
09:58 AM
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HOMICIDES

Ten people shot to death in birthday party in Venezuela

Since the truck of the local crime investigation body had no capacity (...)
Three people were injured during a shooting in Ocumare del Tuy town in north-central Miranda state
09:46 AM
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE

856 people accused of forex fraud in Venezuela

Venezuela's Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz (File photo)
Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz confirmed that former Minister of Water and Land Transport Hebert García-Plaza faces an arrest warrant for irregular purchase of Spanish ferries
09:39 AM
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LEDEZMA CASE

Mayor Antonio Ledezma hospitalized after successful operation

Treating physicians talked to reporters about the health condition of (...)
M.D. José Elias Mora (surgeon) said Mayor Ledezma would stay in hospital for the next 48-72 hours, after which he should be sent home because "in a prison there are no conditions to prevent infection"
 

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Dossier
The Obama decree

Ever since last March 9, when US President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order declaring Venezuela an "unusual and extraordinary threat" to the United States, the Venezuelan government has screamed denunciations of supposed plans of invasion or military incursion by the United States.

Spain-Venezuela Impasse


Spain demands respect from Venezuela to launch dialogue

DIPLOMACY The Spanish government on Friday said it was open to engage in dialogue with Venezuela, despite the recent diplomatic impasse between both countries; however, Madrid made clear that insults would not be tolerated.

Brazilian VP advocates Spain-Venezuela understanding

DIPLOMACY Vice-President of Brazil Michel Temer advocated on Friday understanding between Spain and Venezuela after the latest political disagreements of both countries.

Spain: We do not intend to break relations with Venezuela

DIPLOMACY The Spanish government said that it does not intend to break relations with Venezuela, in the first conciliatory gesture from Spain, following crossed accusations and estrangement between the countries over the last days.

Environment


Venezuela is a large generator of e-waste

ENVIRONMENT Last year, 41 million tons of electronic waste was produced around the world. Venezuela is among the 40 countries which generates the largest amount of e-waste. Based on a new study by the United Nations University, Venezuela is the fourth country in Latin America which produces e-waste –about 7.6 kilos per inhabitant.

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Health


Labor conflicts afflict health care in Venezuela

HEALTH CARE In addition to lack of medical consumables, medicines, security and staff, Venezuelan hospitals also face labor conflicts. The scourge is invisible, yet in full force and effect in some hospitals, such as the University Hospital of Caracas (HUC).

Multimedia


HOUSING

Four zones of Caracas Metropolitan area at risk before rainy season

PHOTO GALLERY

Homeless people in Venezuela

MILITARY

Venezuelan military exercises in pictures

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