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CARACAS, Thursday February 11, 2016 | Update
 

POWER CRISIS

Caracas' malls adopt special opening hours due to power rationing

Malls in the Caracas Metropolitan Area adopted new opening hours (File photo)

POWER CRISIS.  Starting on February 11, malls in the Caracas Metropolitan Area adopted new opening hours to comply with the new measure established by the Ministry of Electric Power of interrupting power supply in the hours of higher demand to ensure power savings.  

03:50 PM
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ELECTION

Unasur conveys recommendations to Venezuela to improve electoral system

Unasur spokesperson José Luis Exeni (File photo)
The spokesperson of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) José Luis Exeni said the document recommends consolidating confidence over the strength of the country's electoral system to guarantee conditions of civic participation
02:05 PM
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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Venezuelan Congress delves in Maduro's nationality

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (File photo)
The decision came after doubts about the origins of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who has not shown his birth certificate yet
01:05 PM
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FOOD

Confagan: Economic emergency decree must ensure production

President of Venezuela’s National Confederation of Farmers and (...)
"The economic issue is not a matter of resources," said President of Venezuela's National Confederation of Farmers and Stockbreeders (Confagan), José Agustín Campos
12:48 PM
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HEALTH

Suspected Zika events in Mérida state total 158

No event of Zika virus has been confirmed so far in Mérida state (...)
Suspected Zika events soared from 71 to 158, informed the director of Mérida state Health Corporation (Corposalud)
12:42 PM
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FOOD

Coposa head: "The political system is hitting Venezuela"

Coposa’s head Nelson Quijada (File photo)
President of oleaginous products producer Coposa Nelson Quijada highlighted Venezuela may make progress on the food sector
11:12 AM
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GOVERNMENT

President Maduro meets with Unasur Secretary General Samper

Unasur Secretary General Ernesto Samper traveled to Caracas to meet (...)
On Friday, Ernesto Samper, Leonel Fernández, and the general coordinator of the electoral mission of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), José Luis Exeni, are expected to submit a final report on the parliament vote held in December 2015
10:25 AM
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FINANCE

Venezuela's "Directo BCV" bonds placed for USD 158.63 million

Bonds will mature at terms of 90 and 180 days, with an annual yield (...)
The results of the auction were published on Wednesday by the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV)
02/10/2016
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SERVICES

Last dam built in Venezuela dates back to 1997

Pallota: The issue of water shortage will not be resolved through (...)
In reference to water shortage in the country, the head of Ecology and Environment Directorate of Miranda state government Evelyn Pallotta said relevant authorities adopt preventive measures when the emergency arises
02/10/2016
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DEBT

Uruguayan milk producers ask the gov't to settle Venezuela's debt

The debt Venezuela accrues to Uruguayan dairy producers amounts to (...)
Rodolfo Braga, the President of the National Association of Milk Producers (ANPL), explained that in a meeting with Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez, the association will ask the Uruguayan Executive Office to pay now the money Venezuela owes to dairy producers, so the governments of both countries can settle their accounts later
02/10/2016
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LEGISLATIVE

Deputy Guerra: An autonomous central bank ensures low inflation

Deputy José Guerra, member of the Standing Finance Committee of the (...)
Opposition Deputy José Guerra said the authorities of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) should be accountable, in order to ascertain proper use of their powers in terms of monetary policy
03:10 PM
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BILATERAL TRADE

Agricultural exports from the US to Venezuela halted for two months

The Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture reported zero agricultural exports to Venezuela on January 22-28 this year (File photo)
The US Department of Agriculture revealed that agricultural exports from the US to Venezuela have been halted for two months.
03:00 PM
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PRODUCTION

Polar's CEO: Make state-run companies available to the private sector

Lorenzo Mendoza feels that state-run companies are not profitable due (...)
"It is the other way around, Mr. President. State-run (manufacturing) plants are those which are not producing. Make them available to the private sector."
12:35 PM
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LIQUIDITY

Venezuela negotiates gold swap with German bank

The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) is negotiating with German investment bank Deutsche Bank swap operations of monetary gold to lift liquidity in the country on time to comply with heavy international commitments, two sources familiar with the operation told Reuters.
11:56 AM
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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

National Assembly to discuss amendment of Central Bank law

Deputy Carlos Prosperi called for the establishment of a technical (...)
On Thursday's parliament meeting, the deputies decided to hold a debate in the following congress meeting about the provisions found in a draft bill to amend the Law of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV).
03:32 PM
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POWER CRISIS

Caracas' malls adopt special opening hours due to power rationing

Malls in the Caracas Metropolitan Area adopted new opening hours (File photo)
Reduced opening hours hit the functioning of banks, stores, parking lots, pharmacies, movie theaters, art galleries, restaurants, doctor's offices, among other activities carried out inside Caracas' malls
02:05 PM
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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Venezuelan Congress delves in Maduro's nationality

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (File photo)
The decision came after doubts about the origins of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who has not shown his birth certificate yet
01:05 PM
 | 

FOOD

Confagan: Economic emergency decree must ensure production

President of Venezuela’s National Confederation of Farmers and (...)
"The economic issue is not a matter of resources," said President of Venezuela's National Confederation of Farmers and Stockbreeders (Confagan), José Agustín Campos
12:48 PM
 | 

HEALTH

Suspected Zika events in Mérida state total 158

No event of Zika virus has been confirmed so far in Mérida state (...)
Suspected Zika events soared from 71 to 158, informed the director of Mérida state Health Corporation (Corposalud)
12:42 PM
 | 

FOOD

Coposa head: "The political system is hitting Venezuela"

Coposa’s head Nelson Quijada (File photo)
President of oleaginous products producer Coposa Nelson Quijada highlighted Venezuela may make progress on the food sector
11:25 AM
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ELECTRICITY

Cavececo: Power rationing hits 135 out of 140 malls

Executive Director of the Venezuelan Chamber of Malls (Cavececo), (...)
Venezuelan Chamber of Malls (Cavececo) awaits an answer from the Ministry of Electric Power regarding Cavececo's proposal
11:12 AM
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GOVERNMENT

President Maduro meets with Unasur Secretary General Samper

Unasur Secretary General Ernesto Samper traveled to Caracas to meet (...)
On Friday, Ernesto Samper, Leonel Fernández, and the general coordinator of the electoral mission of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), José Luis Exeni, are expected to submit a final report on the parliament vote held in December 2015
10:25 AM
 | 

FINANCE

Venezuela's "Directo BCV" bonds placed for USD 158.63 million

Bonds will mature at terms of 90 and 180 days, with an annual yield (...)
The results of the auction were published on Wednesday by the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV)
09:56 AM
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ELECTRICITY

Venezuelan public offices to reduce working hours

The government ponders measures to reduce power consumption (AP)
The measure seeks to reduce power consumption
 

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Dossier
One crisis, two visions

A group of some 60 Venezuelan economists from across the country and from different generations and backgrounds, has met regularly in the past couple of years and now has brought forth a document explaining the reasons of the current emergency and outlining specific proposals on how to address the serious economic crisis the country has plunged into over the last three years.

Health


Malaria events shoot up to 136,402 in Venezuela

HEALTH Malaria cases in Venezuela soared to 136,402 last year, thus smashing the historical record of events registered in the last 75 years in the country.

Medicines shipped from abroad to Venezuela amidst shortage

HEALTH Earlier this week, the President of the Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Federation (Fefarven), Freddy Ceballos, informed that shortages of medicines in Venezuela hit 80%.

Thirteen countries of the Americas agree on anti-Zika virus measures

HEALTH The health ministers signed a declaration comprising 16 items (Matilde Campodónico / AP-Reuters)

Economy


Venezuela levers diamond mining as productive engine

ECONOMIC MEASURES On February 11 and 12 a representation of Saudi Arabia will be in Venezuela to visit the geographical areas with potential reserves of diamonds and certify the official mechanisms for development. The news was given by Venezuelan Minister of Petroleum and Mining and President of state-run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa), Eulogio Del Pino.

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Environment


A total of 115 endangered bird species in Venezuela

FAUNA According to the fourth edition of the Red List of the Venezuelan Fauna, a total of 115 birds are in danger of extinction in the country as a consequence of the destruction of their habitats to carry out activities such as farming, livestock and aquaculture.

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TOURISM

Natural landscapes and tasty food in Margarita Island

COMMUNITIES

La Candelaria: A village turned into a frenetic parish downtown Caracas

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Worshippers take part in the Nazarene of St. Paul's procession

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