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PROTESTS IN VENEZUELA

IACHR urges Venezuela to prevent excessive use of force in protests

The Commission lamented the death of 14-year-old student Kluiverth Roa in Táchira state, southwest Venezuela (File photo)

PROTESTS IN VENEZUELA.  The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urged the government of Venezuela to take action to "avoid excessive use of force" by public law enforcement in demonstrations and lamented the death of 14-year-old student Kluiverth Roa, in Táchira state, southwest Venezuela.  

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Expert: Venezuela's measures against the US "are not wise"

The Vienna Convention underpins Venezuela s sanctions (Miraflores Press Office / File photo)

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.  On March 1, President Nicolás Maduro announced a series of diplomatic measures against the United States, including a list of political leaders banned from entering Venezuela, reduction of American staff working at the US embassy to Venezuela, and mandatory visas for US visitors.  

05:10 PM
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ELECTION 2015

Opposition coalition MUD to hold primaries in 38 constituencies

MUD's primary election will be conducted in 12 states (File photo)
All candidates by list will be chosen by consensus, the opposition umbrella group Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) explained
05:03 PM
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GOVERNMENT

VP Arreaza: Venezuela is in transition to socialism

Vice-President Arreaza said that capitalism has failed in Venezuela (...)
Venezuelan Executive Vice-President Jorge Arreaza submitted his annual report and accounts along with the members of the cabinet
04:51 PM
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OIL

Uruguay will pay part of oil bill to Venezuela with goods and services

Venezuela will receive payment in goods and services from Uruguay (...)
Under an amendment signed by the presidents of Uruguay and Venezuela, the former will be allowed to pay within 15 years a quarter of the oil it receives from Venezuela, provided that the Venezuelan annual average oil price exceeds USD 30
03:26 PM
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DIPLOMACY

Uruguayan government lacks "evidence" on foreign meddling in Venezuela

"They (Venezuela's government) are talking about foreign meddling. We do not have any evidence supporting such claims, but we all are concerned about this situation and we will continue to closely monitor this issue," said Uruguayan Vice-President Raúl Sedic

12:42 PM
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LEDEZMA CASE

Mayor Ledezma's daughter asks EU to penalize Venezuelan gov't

Antonio Ledezma's daughter Vanessa Ledezma is in Brussels (Belgium) (...)
"We need the support (from the EU) to be more resounding, stronger. Beside words, we have to take bold actions, for this (situation) cannot remain the same," Vanessa Ledezma told Efe
12:21 PM
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Peru's Ollanta Humala "laments" detention of dissenters in Venezuela

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said the issue of Venezuela s (...)
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said that his country keeps contact with Brazil and Colombia to help Venezuelans overcome the crisis
11:38 AM
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DOLLAR

US dollar averages VEB 177.17 in Exchange Marginal System

The exchange rate has climbed seven bolivars since the new market (...)
The US dollar average price ended on Monday at VEB 177.17 in the Exchange Marginal System (Simadi), the Central Bank of Venezuela reported. The average price increased by 0.55 cents compared to last Friday, and was up seven bolivars since o (...)
10:58 AM
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ELECTIONS 2015

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Details were agreed with political parties

Electoral board sets dates for primaries of pro-gov't, opposition parties

The ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) last week was (...)
The primaries of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) will be finally held on Sunday June 28, as agreed by the National Electoral Council (CNE) with the mentioned political organization, after the pro-government party was asked to take a different date. Additionally, the CNE ratified that the primaries of the opposition Unified (...)
10:14 AM
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OPPOSITION

Capriles applauds Pope Francis invitation to dialogue in Venezuela

"Our struggle is for the (Venezuelan) people to reunite," Henrique (...)
Venezuelan Miranda state governor Henrique Capriles Radonski conducted a ceremony with peace promoters in Los Teques (north Venezuela), stressing the necessity to change the language of violence in the country. He pointed out that what is peacefully achieved can last over time, but "what is attained with violence can only be defended with violence"
09:29 AM
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Laughing Stock

"The Maduro government would do well to stop worrying about losing power and start worrying about using power"

11:52 AM
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OIL

Venezuelan FM Ramírez visits Qatar amidst OPEC tour

FM Ramírez is visiting OPEC countries to discuss oil prices (File photo)
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramírez arrived in Qatar on Thursday in the context of his tour across the member nations of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), with a view to defining a joint strategy to balance crude oil prices, ahead of the 166th OPEC regular meeting scheduled for November 27 in Vienna, Austria.
05:27 PM
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IACHR

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Former president of Colombia

Pastrana asks for precautionary measures for Venezuelan dissenters

Pastrana believes immediate action is required (File photo)
Former President of Colombia and leader of the Conservative Party of Colombia, Andrés Pastrana, requested precautionary measures for detained dissenters Leopoldo López, Daniel Ceballos, and Antonio Ledezma; and also for María Corina Machado, Julio Borges, and Henrique Capriles
05:10 PM
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ELECTION 2015

Opposition coalition MUD to hold primaries in 38 constituencies

MUD's primary election will be conducted in 12 states (File photo)
All candidates by list will be chosen by consensus, the opposition umbrella group Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) explained
05:03 PM
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GOVERNMENT

VP Arreaza: Venezuela is in transition to socialism

Vice-President Arreaza said that capitalism has failed in Venezuela (...)
Venezuelan Executive Vice-President Jorge Arreaza submitted his annual report and accounts along with the members of the cabinet
04:51 PM
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OIL

Uruguay will pay part of oil bill to Venezuela with goods and services

Venezuela will receive payment in goods and services from Uruguay (...)
Under an amendment signed by the presidents of Uruguay and Venezuela, the former will be allowed to pay within 15 years a quarter of the oil it receives from Venezuela, provided that the Venezuelan annual average oil price exceeds USD 30
03:26 PM
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DIPLOMACY

Uruguayan government lacks "evidence" on foreign meddling in Venezuela

"They (Venezuela's government) are talking about foreign meddling. We do not have any evidence supporting such claims, but we all are concerned about this situation and we will continue to closely monitor this issue," said Uruguayan Vice-President Raúl Sedic

02:26 PM
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UNITED NATIONS

Venezuelan FM urges UN to shield human rights

Delcy Rodríguez reiterated Venezuela's support to Colombia peace (...)
Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez made her remarks at the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, held in Geneva
02:19 PM
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VIOLENCE

Sixty-eight bodies taken to Caracas morgue last weekend

This is the most violent weekend so far in 2015 (Fernando Sánchez)
Most of the cases were homicides, suicides, and road accidents
01:40 PM
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DIPLOMACY

Colombia's Santos, Spain's Rajoy reject Venezuela's plot accusations

Santos and Rajoy in La Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain (AP)
In a joint press conference, Rajoy said he agreed with Santos in rejecting conspiracy accusations from Venezuela
12:42 PM
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LEDEZMA CASE

Mayor Ledezma's daughter asks EU to penalize Venezuelan gov't

Antonio Ledezma's daughter Vanessa Ledezma is in Brussels (Belgium) (...)
"We need the support (from the EU) to be more resounding, stronger. Beside words, we have to take bold actions, for this (situation) cannot remain the same," Vanessa Ledezma told Efe
12:21 PM
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Peru's Ollanta Humala "laments" detention of dissenters in Venezuela

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said the issue of Venezuela s (...)
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said that his country keeps contact with Brazil and Colombia to help Venezuelans overcome the crisis
 

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Protests in Venezuela


Pope Francis urges Venezuela to end violence and resume talks

CATHOLIC CHURCH Pope Francis urged on Sunday to reject violence in Venezuela. "(Venezuela) is going through moments of intense tension," the Pope noted. He recommended resuming "sincere and constructive dialogue."

OHCHR condemns Kluiverth Roa's death, calls for dialogue

PROTESTS IN VENEZUELA Representative for South America of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Amerigo Incalcaterra condemned the death of Venezuelan young student Kluiverth Roa, who was shot during demonstrations held back on Tuesday in San Cristóbal, southwestern Táchira state.

Capriles requests Unasur's support to solve conflicts in Venezuela

OPPOSITION Opposition Miranda state governor, Henrique Capriles, sent a letter to outgoing President of Uruguay and pro-tempore President of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), José Mujica asking him to brief the rest of the leaders of the organization on Venezuela's political situation.

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3,400 Venezuelans at risk of deportation from the United States

FOREIGN AFFAIRS There are Venezuelan dreamers. In the United States, however, such term has acquired a new connotation. In the last couple of years through last January, 3,389 Venezuelans delivered from deportation following a decision by US President Barack Obama. Now, the move is at stake.

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CARNIVAL 2015

Carnival ends with float parades and music in Caracas

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Churches downtown Caracas retain their historical value

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Venezuelans honor the Virgin of Candelaria

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