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CARACAS, Monday May 04, 2015 | Update
 

HYDROCARBONS

Natural gas demand expected to grow in Venezuela

Authorities visited the operational areas of the Carabobo and Ayacucho divisions (AVN)

HYDROCARBONS.  The Vice-Minister of Gas, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, José Gregorio Prieto, visited the operational areas of the "Hugo Chávez Frías" Orinoco Oil Belt with a view to boosting and activating new sources of gas energy to meet growing demand from Guayana basic enterprises, located in Puerto Ordaz, southern Bolívar state.  

HUMAN RIGHTS

CDH-UCAB: Evidence of torture was hidden

UCAB documented human rights violations during the protests of 2014 (AFP / File photo)

HUMAN RIGHTS.  At least 10 strategies were used by the bodies of the Venezuelan public power to knowingly cover evidence of cruel treatment or torture, and/or prevent timely denunciation during the arrests in the context of anti-government demonstrations in 2014.  

01:08 PM
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OPINION

Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of Tuesday, May 5

High LISTEN TO ME, RAÚL! The suggestion made last week in daily newspaper El Nuevo País by the ex leader of the leftwing party MIR and guerrilla man Héctor Pérez Marcano to the opposition as to contact Raúl Castro should not be ignored. T (...)

12:57 PM
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TRADE

Panama, Venezuela seek second meeting on debt to Colon Free Trade Zone

Panamanian Minister of Trade and Industries Melitón Arrocha said (...)
Panamanian Minister of Trade and Industries, Melitón Arrocha, noted that the talks launched between Venezuela and Panama were aimed at reaching an agreement on the convertibility of the Venezuelan bolivar to settle a debt that may exceed USD 1 billion
12:44 PM
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ECONOMY

Minimum wage increase in Venezuela fails to tackle the real problem

President of the Venezuelan Federation of Chambers (Fedecámaras) (...)
The issues of distribution of foodstuffs and other products in Venezuela are being assessed
12:21 PM
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PARLIAMENT VOTE

Maduro asks PSUV grassroots to stay united ahead of primary vote

Maduro: "It is time for the great chavista union of the party (...)
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro urged the candidates for the primary election of ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) to put "quarrels" aside
12:17 PM
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FREEDOM OF SPEECH

NGO denounces violation of freedom of speech in lines in Venezuela

Venezuelan non-governmental organization Espacio Público informed that local police officers are the main people violating citizens' freedom of speech

05/04/2015
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PDVSA BONDS

Pdvsa reports payment of interest to bond holders

The interest is on the Pdvsa bonds maturing in 2017 (File photo)
All the holders of Pdvsa bonds should appear in their depository banks or in the bank where they bought the bonds to learn about the status and method of payment
05/04/2015
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FINANCE

Gold swap regarded as logical

Oil producing countries set strategies for gradual adjustments (File (...)
Venezuela should consolidate all its assets in the National Development Fund (Fonden)
05/04/2015
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DIPLOMACY

Samper advocates normalization of Venezuela-Spain relations

Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), (...)
The Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Ernesto Samper, rejected foreign meddling in Venezuela's affairs
05/04/2015
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GOVERNMENT

Five Cuban spies honored with the keys to the city of Caracas

In their first international tour after being released, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, and René González landed on Monday morning in Caracas

05/04/2015
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Tintori and Mitzy de Ledezma visit Brazil to denounce HR violations

Tintori hopes to get the support of Brazilian democrats (Handout (...)
Lilian Tintori and Mitzy de Ledezma will visit several Brazilian cities; also, they will meet with Venezuelan residents in Brazil and several political personalities and human right advocates
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.
12:57 PM
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TRADE

Panama, Venezuela seek second meeting on debt to Colon Free Trade Zone

Panamanian Minister of Trade and Industries Melitón Arrocha said another goal of the dialogue with Venezuela was to restore booming trade from the CFZ to the Venezuelan market (File photo)
Panamanian Minister of Trade and Industries, Melitón Arrocha, noted that the talks launched between Venezuela and Panama were aimed at reaching an agreement on the convertibility of the Venezuelan bolivar to settle a debt that may exceed USD 1 billion
12:44 PM
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ECONOMY

Minimum wage increase in Venezuela fails to tackle the real problem

President of the Venezuelan Federation of Chambers (Fedecámaras) (...)
The issues of distribution of foodstuffs and other products in Venezuela are being assessed
12:21 PM
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PARLIAMENT VOTE

Maduro asks PSUV grassroots to stay united ahead of primary vote

Maduro: "It is time for the great chavista union of the party (...)
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro urged the candidates for the primary election of ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) to put "quarrels" aside
12:17 PM
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FREEDOM OF SPEECH

NGO denounces violation of freedom of speech in lines in Venezuela

Venezuelan non-governmental organization Espacio Público informed that local police officers are the main people violating citizens' freedom of speech

12:03 PM
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HYDROCARBONS

Natural gas demand expected to grow in Venezuela

Authorities visited the operational areas of the Carabobo and (...)
Production of Venezuelan basic enterprises is to rebound in the upcoming months
 

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Dossier
In search for the arepa

The price of a package of precooked corn flour used to make corn cakes called arepas, a staple food in Venezuela, has been regulated at VEB 19, but production cost exceeds VEB 26. At present both state-run and private plants face the same difficulty of having to produce at a loss. But that's just one of the many obstacles facing those involved in putting the arepa on the Venezuelans plate.

Meeting Point


Exchange control does not work

MEETING POINT "A program of economic adjustment and total removal of controls are necessary."

Migrations


Immigration leaves voids in Caracas neighborhoods

SOCIETY Santiago José Da Silva has few belongings attaching him to Venezuela. Regretfully, the already made his choice: he is moving to Europe next August. His two children have already sold their properties in Baruta, east Caracas, and he is making arrangements to sell his apartment in Los Naranjos, El Hatillo municipality.

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Health


Venezuelans are both obese and malnourished

HEALTH It is the worst-case scenario: a high percentage of Venezuelans are both obese and undernourished.

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PUBLIC SERVICES

Confinanzas Tower in Caracas to be used as emergency response center

HOUSING

Four zones of Caracas Metropolitan area at risk before rainy season

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Homeless people in Venezuela

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