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GOVERNMENT

Maduro: We are preparing a new economic phase

President Maduro reckoned that all levels of economy needed to be stabilized (Handout photo)

GOVERNMENT.  Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro stated on Friday that he has been working on a new phase of the Venezuelan economy which "will prove crushing."  

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

European Union to ask Venezuela to respect human rights

Spanish Minister José Manuel García-Margallo is expected to ask for solidarity (AFP / File photo)

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.  

02:39 PM
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LOPEZ CASE

Lilian Tintori says she requested meeting with Chilean president

Mitzy de Ledezma (left) and Lilian Tintori (right) met with Santiago (...)
Wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Lepoldo López, Lilian Tintori, told Efe a "formal request" for a meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was "delivered to the reception (of the presidential office)"
12:15 PM
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AWARD

Teodoro Petkoff is awarded the Ortega y Gasset prize

Editor of Tal Cual weekly, Teodoro Petkoff
"His extraordinary evolution since his beginnings as a guerilla man until becoming a symbol of democratic resistance through the newspaper run by him" was the verdict of the jury of the Ortega y Gasset prize awarded to the editor of Tal Cual wee (...)
11:40 AM
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BORDER DISPUTE

Guyana continues to drill for oil in waters disputed with Venezuela

President Donald Ramotar (Handout
The government of Guyanese President Donald Ramotar is inviting foreign companies to invest in the oil sector
11:31 AM
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OIL

"Hugo Chávez" Economic Zone shown to OPEC representatives

Venezuelan Petroleum and Mining Minister Asdrúbal Chávez (M. (...)
The Orinoco Oil Belt, southeast Venezuela, "is the region with the largest proven crude oil reserves worldwide"
10:43 AM
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NATIONALIZATIONS

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Talks with the gov't continue

Gold Reserve targets Venezuela's assets to collect arbitration award

World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment (...)
According to Reuters, the Canadian miner "aggressively seeks out new jurisdictions to execute its award," which was ordered by the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (Icsid)
04/16/2015
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GOVERNMENT

Maduro: "We must insist on an economy that sustains welfare plans"

President Maduro said that policy should be aimed at preserving (...)
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stressed on Thursday that he would head the Presidential Council of the Working Class
04/16/2015
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INSECURITY

Eight police officers murdered this week in Venezuela

Officers of the Bolivarian National Police and other police corps (...)
So far in 2015, 44 police officers have been killed in the Caracas Metropolitan area
04/16/2015
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FREEDOM OF SPEECH

IAPA: No one can remain silent to closure of newspapers in Venezuela

The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) said that independent journals are hit when the government refuses to sell them foreign currency to buy newsprint, in the context of tight foreign exchange controls, or when the government withdraws advertising from some newspapers

04/16/2015
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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

Venezuelan Ambassador to Spain Mario Isea (File photo)
Venezuelan Ambassador to Spain Mario Isea questioned on Thursday Spain's interest in "debating (the issues of) a country located 8,000 miles away, even though there are other issues to be solved"
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.
05:06 PM
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GOVERNMENT

Maduro: We are preparing a new economic phase

President Maduro reckoned that all levels of economy needed to be stabilized (Handout photo)
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that he met with economic international advisors on Thursday
02:39 PM
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LOPEZ CASE

Lilian Tintori says she requested meeting with Chilean president

Mitzy de Ledezma (left) and Lilian Tintori (right) met with Santiago (...)
Wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Lepoldo López, Lilian Tintori, told Efe a "formal request" for a meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was "delivered to the reception (of the presidential office)"
12:19 PM
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS

European Union to ask Venezuela to respect human rights

Spanish Minister José Manuel García-Margallo is expected to ask for (...)
The ministers of the European Union, gathered in a Council of Foreign Affairs, will draft a document to ask Venezuelan authorities "to find a solution and observe human rights and liberties"
11:40 AM
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BORDER DISPUTE

Guyana continues to drill for oil in waters disputed with Venezuela

President Donald Ramotar (Handout
The government of Guyanese President Donald Ramotar is inviting foreign companies to invest in the oil sector
11:31 AM
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OIL

"Hugo Chávez" Economic Zone shown to OPEC representatives

Venezuelan Petroleum and Mining Minister Asdrúbal Chávez (M. (...)
The Orinoco Oil Belt, southeast Venezuela, "is the region with the largest proven crude oil reserves worldwide"
10:43 AM
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NATIONALIZATIONS

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Talks with the gov't continue

Gold Reserve targets Venezuela's assets to collect arbitration award

World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment (...)
According to Reuters, the Canadian miner "aggressively seeks out new jurisdictions to execute its award," which was ordered by the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (Icsid)
 

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The Venezuelan state owns 50% of installed capacity of milk processing plants.

Diplomatic Tensions


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.

Venezuelan FM reprimands Spanish ambassador for meddling

DIPLOMACY Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez met on Wednesday with Spanish Ambassador to Venezuela, Antonio Pérez-Hernández y Torra, and requested the Spanish government to abstain from meddling in internal affairs.

Opposition


Lilian Tintori says she requested meeting with Chilean president

LOPEZ CASE Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, said on Thursday that some months ago she sent a letter to Chilean President Michelle Bachelet requesting a meeting.

Lagos: Release of political prisoners is a struggle for democracy

HUMAN RIGHTS Former president of Chile Ricardo Lagos (2000-2006) stressed on Monday that the release of detained Venezuelan dissenters, including opposition leader Leopoldo López, Metropolitan Mayor Antonio Ledezma, and other political prisoners was "a struggle for freedom and the restoration of democracy" in Venezuela. According to the former socialist leader, human right violations are occurring, as shown by United Nations reports.

Former presidents and leaders ask "to stop silence on Venezuela"

SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS A total of 26 former presidents from Spain and Latin America signed a document asking the region to leave aside "obliging silence" and demand the upcoming parliament vote in Venezuela to be held without political prisoners and with electoral observation, as a possible answer to the Venezuelan political crisis.

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Summit of the Americas


Differences in the Americas are noticeable in Panama

SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS For the first time, the leaders of the 35 countries of the Americas sat down at the same table. The unanimous message was the welcome to the historical inclusion of Cuba. In a new scenario, yet with the same script, old differences in the region emerged again.

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