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CARACAS, Monday April 20, 2015 | Update
 

HYDROCARBONS

Pdvsa seeks buyer to sell Harvest's stake in joint venture

Harvest Natural has a 32%-stake in joint venture Petrodelta (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters)

HYDROCARBONS.  Venezuela would prefer oil company Harvest Natural Resources Inc to stop operating in the country, but wants it to sell a project stake to a company with financial muscle to make major investments, Eulogio del Pino, President of state-run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa) told Reuters.  

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Chile, Russia uphold Unasur's mediation in Venezuela

The FMs of Chile and Russia addressed the Venezuelan crisis in a meeting (EFE)

FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Chilean Foreign Affairs Minister, Heraldo Muñoz, and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, agreed on Monday in a meeting that the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) could play an important role to help easing tensions between the Venezuelan government and the opposition. 

05:03 PM
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PANAMA

Panama to re-launch talks with Venezuela on debt settlement

Panama's Foreign Affairs Ministry informed that Deputy Foreign Minister Luis Miguel Hincapié will be in Venezuela on Tuesday and Wednesday to meet with the authorities

02:58 PM
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LOPEZ CASE

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New trial hearing on Monday

Ex-President Felipe González to visit Venezuela to defend López

Ex-president Felipe González will undertake other endeavors in (...)
Former President of Spain, Felipe González, will join the defense team of Venezuelan dissenter Leopoldo López as a technical advisor
12:12 PM
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DIPLOMACY

Venezuela, Iran refresh oil partnerships

Venezuela and Iran discussed foreign policy and oil matters (Abedin (...)
Both countries join efforts "for maintenance and stability in the oil market"
11:37 AM
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ELECTION 2015

Bello: "With 2013 voting we will change the National Assembly"

Vicente Bello would be at the National Electoral Council to refute (...)
In view of the election technician for the Unified Democratic Panel (MUD), INE statistics are due to "despair" of ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)
11:09 AM
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FINANCE

Venezuela receives USD 5 billion loan from China

President Nicolás Maduro made the announcement on Sunday (AVN)
An official with state oil company Pdvsa had told Reuters in March that Venezuela was in talks for two financing deals with China for USD 5 billion each to fund projects in the country
10:52 AM
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HOUSING

Venezuela's Maduro delivers in Vargas state housing unit No 700,000

Venezuelan President said he delivered the housing unit No 700,000 of the Great Mission Housing, located in the "Hugo Chávez Frías City" residential area in Playa Grande sector, Catia La Mar parish, north-central Vargas state. He stated that he (...)

10:25 AM
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DRUG TRAFFICKING

Spanish ETA member, Venezuelan citizen detained for drug trafficking

A Spanish citizen called Luis Roberto Sánchez Arija was arrested

10:25 AM
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DIPLOMACY

Venezuelan FM Delcy Rodríguez pays surprise visit to Iran

The visit will last less than a day (Abedin Taherkenareh / EFE)
The main topic to be discussed will be the drop in oil prices
10:06 AM
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DIPLOMACY

European Union FMs to address Venezuela's situation on Monday

The foreign ministers of the 28 EU countries are expected to urge (...)
Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean will also be addressed
09:50 AM
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Venezuela's Maduro marks second year in office

Maduro also celebrated the 205th anniversary of Venezuela's (...)
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro applauded the nomination of pro-government candidates to Deputies of the National Assembly
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.
04:33 PM
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HYDROCARBONS

Pdvsa seeks buyer to sell Harvest's stake in joint venture

Harvest Natural has a 32%-stake in joint venture Petrodelta (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters)
The buyer of Harvest's stake should be willing to pay a bonus to the government and put in roughly USD 600 million over five years to boost Petrodelta output from 42,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 100,000 bpd, said Eulogio Del Pino, the President of state-run oil holding Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa)
03:40 PM
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Chile, Russia uphold Unasur's mediation in Venezuela

The FMs of Chile and Russia addressed the Venezuelan crisis in a (...)
Muñoz remarked that the president of Unasur's Electoral Council had already said that the bloc was expected to accompany not only the upcoming parliament vote in Venezuela, but also the parties' primary election; and to send electoral observers
02:58 PM
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LOPEZ CASE

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New trial hearing on Monday

Ex-President Felipe González to visit Venezuela to defend López

Ex-president Felipe González will undertake other endeavors in (...)
Former President of Spain, Felipe González, will join the defense team of Venezuelan dissenter Leopoldo López as a technical advisor
12:12 PM
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DIPLOMACY

Venezuela, Iran refresh oil partnerships

Venezuela and Iran discussed foreign policy and oil matters (Abedin (...)
Both countries join efforts "for maintenance and stability in the oil market"
12:09 PM
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HYDROCARBONS

Del Pino: Venezuela exports up to 2.5 million bpd

Pdvsa drilling rig in Monagas state (Carlos García / Reuters)
The President of Venezuelan state-run oil company Pdvsa said that USD 15 billion are expected to be invested in joint ventures with foreign companies in 2015 to increase oil drilling in the Orinoco Oil Belt
11:37 AM
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ELECTION 2015

Bello: "With 2013 voting we will change the National Assembly"

Vicente Bello would be at the National Electoral Council to refute (...)
In view of the election technician for the Unified Democratic Panel (MUD), INE statistics are due to "despair" of ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)
11:09 AM
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FINANCE

Venezuela receives USD 5 billion loan from China

President Nicolás Maduro made the announcement on Sunday (AVN)
An official with state oil company Pdvsa had told Reuters in March that Venezuela was in talks for two financing deals with China for USD 5 billion each to fund projects in the country
10:25 AM
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DRUG TRAFFICKING

Spanish ETA member, Venezuelan citizen detained for drug trafficking

A Spanish citizen called Luis Roberto Sánchez Arija was arrested

10:25 AM
 | 

DIPLOMACY

Venezuelan FM Delcy Rodríguez pays surprise visit to Iran

The visit will last less than a day (Abedin Taherkenareh / EFE)
The main topic to be discussed will be the drop in oil prices
10:06 AM
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DIPLOMACY

European Union FMs to address Venezuela's situation on Monday

The foreign ministers of the 28 EU countries are expected to urge (...)
Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean will also be addressed
 

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Dossier
Carrero: fresh out of The Tomb

Why did Gerardo come to Caracas? One day he took the decision, handed the car keys to his father, gave him his share of the cloth business they both owned in San Cristóbal and kissed his wife and two sons goodbye. "He told us he was going to continue fighting for Venezuela," the wife says. That was in mid-2013. He has been imprisoned since May 8, 2014.

Diplomatic Tensions


EU to ask Venezuela to respect human rights

FOREIGN AFFAIRS The 28 ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union will make an appeal to Venezuela next Monday to observe human rights and constitutional liberties in the country, diplomatic sources reported on Friday.

Venezuelan Ambassador to Spain: "We demand respect" for Venezuela

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Venezuelan Ambassador to Spain Mario Isea requested on Thursday "respect" for his country amidst Madrid-Caracas diplomatic tensions, sparked off by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's criticism against his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy.

Ibero-American Secretary urges Venezuela, Spain to ease tensions

DIPLOMACY The Ibero-American General Secretary, Rebeca Grynspan, advocated "diplomacy and dialogue" as the best ways to settle differences between Venezuela and Spain.

Health


Thirteen thousand Venezuelan doctors have left Venezuela

HEALTH Migration of Venezuelan doctors as a result of labor instability, low wages, shortage of inputs for their professional practice and insecurity is a matter of concern for the health sector.

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Summit of the Americas


Pragmatism and ideologies confronted at the Summit of the Americas

SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS The Seventh Summit of the Americas ended without the signing of a joint declaration on the issue of inequality and access to regional resources. Nevertheless, experts agree on saying that the event marked a before and after in one of the most polarizing topics in the Western Hemisphere: Cuba-US relations.

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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