Teen violence

State security forces were responsible for the deaths of 126 minors of the total 912 young people murdered in 2104, according to the organization Community Centers of Learning (Cecodap) (Venancio Alcázares / File photo)

DOSSIER.  Yamir Tovar (22) and Luis Fabián (21) were subjected by members of a ‘colectivo' (an armed pro-government gang) in the west Caracas neighborhood of Catia on February 20. Their bodies were found tied up and gagged; they were killed by headshots in execution style. The day before, the bodies of two young students from Mérida state (east), José Daniel Farías (20) and Julio Alejandro García (22), had been found on the road leading to Santa Bárbara del Zulia. They had their hands tied behind their back, were gagged and had been shot through the head. Relatives and witnesses said the two had been detained by police but never arrived at a police station.  


Venezuela sends letter of protest to the US over sanctions

Minister Rodríguez demanded the US to repeal sanctions against government officials (File photo)

FOREIGN OFFICE.  The Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister, Delcy Rodríguez, announced her office had sent "an emphatic note of protest" to the US embassy in Caracas against the executive order issued by the White House imposing sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials.  


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"Unasur should take good care not to give an image of partiality"

INTERVIEW Last March 6, Ramón Guillermo Aveledo was on visit to Madrid. He was leading a workshop at the House of the Americas on the experience of the opposition coalition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD). For this reason, the MUD coordinator of International Relations did not attend the controversial meeting at the Nunciature with the Union of South American Nations (Unasur).

Regional Reply to Obama's Order

Unasur seeks help to solve Venezuela-US conflict

UNASUR The Union of South American Nations (Unasur) has asked "two or three personalities in the region to collaborate" in "efforts seeking a rapprochement" between the United States and Venezuela, revealed on Friday the Secretary General of Unasur, former Colombian President Ernesto Samper.

Parlatino asks the United States to resume talks with Venezuela

US SANCTIONS President of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) Ángel Rodríguez said on Thursday that the United States should resume diplomatic talks with Venezuela, and he stated that the Seventh Summit of the Americas is the right occasion to begin dialogue.

Celac rejects "coercive" US measures against Venezuela

SANCTIONS The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), of which Ecuador holds the pro-tempore presidency, rejected what it described as the implementation of "coercive" policies by the United States against Venezuela, informed on Thursday Ecuadorian Foreign Affairs Minister Ricardo Patiño.

Human Rights

Vargas Llosa urges Latin America to deplore repression in Venezuela

OPPOSITION On Thursday, writer and Nobel Prize laureate Mario Vargas Llosa urged Latin American countries to condemn Venezuela for the situation of dissenters in prison, in order to achieve the release of opposition leader Leopoldo López and Caracas Metropolitan Mayor Antonio Ledezma.

Colombian FM expects Red Cross to visit political prisoners in Venezuela

LOPEZ CASE Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín said on Wednesday that the Member States of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) expect the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to be allowed to visit political prisoners in Venezuela.

Venezuelan FM: Felipe González cannot practice law in Venezuela

LOPEZ CASE Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Delcy Rodríguez remarked on Wednesday that former president of Spain Felipe González "lacks the capacity" to practice law in Venezuela, in reference to the announcement that González would defend detained dissenters Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma.