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CARACAS, Monday July 06, 2015 | Update
 

DIPLOMACY

Granger: Guyana is on the side of law; we are victims of an aggression

The President of Guyana, David Granger, seeks international support (File photo)

DIPLOMACY.  President of Guyana, David Granger, criticized the move of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to recall Venezuela's ambassador to Georgetown for consultations and order a "comprehensive revision" of the bilateral relation due to the border dispute between both countries, Efe reported.  

03:08 PM
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DIPLOMACY

Colombia proposes resuming talks on limits with Venezuela

The Colombian FM highlighted that the Colombia-Venezuela border dispute over the Venezuelan Gulf started 47 years ago, in 1969 (AP / File photo)
Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs María Ángela Holguín gave a press conference in Bogotá to comment about the announcements made by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on the enactment of a law on border matters and a decree creating "comprehensive defense zones"
01:32 PM
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OPINION

Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of Tuesday, July 7

Intermediate TOLL THE BELLS? The timing is good to brief on what is going on and what the government tries to hide. At this time of the year, main pollsters in the country have concluded and delivered to their clients their reports for th (...)

11:37 AM
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PARLIAMENT VOTE

Enrollment in voters' registry ends on Wednesday

The Vice-president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Sandra Oblitas, confirmed on Monday that the preliminary register of voters for the upcoming parliamentary vote would be closed on Wednesday, July 8. Oblitas adamantly stressed that there would be no extension to enroll in the voter's register. According to Oblitas, as of May 31, (...)

10:35 AM
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PARLIAMENT VOTE

Bishops' Conference: Voting on December 6 "is an obligation"

Padrón called upon Venezuelans to cast their ballot (Adolfo Acosta / (...)
The President of the Venezuelan Bishops' Conference (CEV), Monsignor Diego Padrón, reckoned that the upcoming parliament vote on December 6 is "as meaningful and important as the presidential election." Padrón called upon Venezuelans to att (...)
07/06/2015
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BORDER DISPUTE

President Maduro to address Essequibo issue on Monday

Maduro's presentation has been put off three times already (File (...)
Nicolás Maduro will elaborate on "aggressions, intrigues, and conspiracies" against Venezuela
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INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

Uruguay settles debt to Venezuela with 38% discount

Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez made the announcement (Efe)
Uruguay will provide food products to Venezuela for a total of USD 300 million
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MUSIC

El Sistema offers a concert with musicians from the Bronx

(Nicola
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel led the concert held in the Center of Social Action for Music in Caracas on July 4
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DIPLOMACY

Almagro negotiates a date for his visit to Venezuela

Almagro has received requests from the Venezuelan opposition to (...)
As a result of the visit of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) to Venezuela, Maduro's government could agree to have an OAS' observation mission in the upcoming parliament vote on December 6
07/06/2015
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TRADE

Trade between Venezuela and Colombia drops 35%

Binational trade declined from USD 869 to USD 566 million (Efe)
A downward trend continues from 2014
07/06/2015
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DEBT

Venezuela, Panama negotiate debt settlement

Venezuelan importers owe USD 535 million to Panamanian suppliers (...)
Shipments from de Colon Free Trade Zone (CFZ) to Venezuela have dropped five points
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.
02:32 PM
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DIPLOMACY

Granger: Guyana is on the side of law; we are victims of an aggression

The President of Guyana, David Granger, seeks international support (File photo)
Guyanese President David Granger said he is "not surprised" by President Maduro's decision
10:27 AM
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HYDROCARBONS

Repsol kicks off natural gas production in Venezuela

Perla is the largest offshore gas field in Latin America (Reuters)
The company expects to start producing 150 million cubic feet of gas a day (MMcf/day)
 

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Dossier
Explaining impunity at the UN

When we look at the issue of human rights in Venezuela and the relevant reports submitted each year, a clear pattern emerges, namely, the impunity following the violation of rights such as freedom of expression, political rights, and the right to life and personal integrity, which has Venezuela consistently ranking among the lowest scorers in assessment indices.

Guyana, Venezuela at odds


UN offers assistance in Guyana-Venezuela border dispute

ESSEQUIBO United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is offering assistance to resolve an escalating border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela.

Guyana President: Venezuela is "a monkey on our back"

DIPLOMACY President of Guyana David Granger on Thursday asked the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to condemn "in the strongest terms" the territorial claims of Venezuela, which, he said, have become an "unbearable burden" for his country.

Guyana seeks Caricom's support in dispute with Venezuela

BORDER DISPUTE Guyana's Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge said on Thursday that the border dispute between his country and Venezuela in relation to the waters of the Essequibo concerns the Caribbean Community (Caricom); therefore, he will seek Caricom's support at the summit started on Thursday in Barbados.

Hydrocarbons


Twenty-four international companies hold a stake in Orinoco Oil Belt

OIL Venezuelan Minister of Petroleum and Mining Asdrúbal Chávez recently invited local and international entrepreneurs to invest in the Orinoco Oil Belt, which holds the largest certified reserves of crude oil in the planet. He called upon investors particularly to develop and boost the Special Economic Zone. "(...) we do not hesitate to stress that we need the collaboration of the private sector to improve our cost structures in that vast region, and to be more efficient and competitive," Minister Chávez stated.

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Human Rights


Almagro negotiates a date for his visit to Venezuela

DIPLOMACY The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Uruguayan Luis Almagro, is holding talks with the Venezuelan government to schedule the date and the agenda of his upcoming visit to the country, sources from his team told Efe on Monday.

OAS representative in Venezuela hears human rights complaints

HUMAN RIGHTS Leaders and supporters of opposition coalition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) staged a march on Thursday, convened by Un Nuevo Tiempo (UNT) party, to the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Caracas in order to submit a document denouncing serious human rights abuses in Venezuela, food shortages, and illegal disqualifications of opposition leaders.

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.

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MUSIC

El Sistema offers a concert with musicians from the Bronx

FLOODING

Heavy rains cause floods in Apure state, southwest Venezuela

OPPOSITION

Opposition demonstrations in the province in images

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