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DIPLOMACY

European Union expects Venezuela's presentation in EU-Celac summit

Leffer said that the summit will be an opportunity to "talk about Venezuela" (Rosa Jiménez / Efe)

DIPLOMACY.  The European Union (EU) expects the Venezuelan delegation that will attend the upcoming summit of the EU-Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) next June 10-11 in Belgium to brief its Latin American partners on the state of affairs in Venezuela, in order to "move forward" towards an "open and balanced" parliament vote.  

FOREIGN CURRENCY

Venezuelan Central bank, banking sector fine-tune forex scheme

Meetings in the BCV were private (Vicente Correale / File photo)

FOREIGN CURRENCY.  Several meetings were held privately on Wednesday between the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) and representatives of the banking sector both public and private, to fine-tune the details of a new foreign exchange scheme.  

03:48 PM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Ex-presidents Pastrana and Quiroga land in Caracas

Ex-president Quiroga pointed out that all democrats needed to speak up about Venezuela's political situation

03:19 PM
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DEMONSTRATION

National Guard, police stop university demonstration in Caracas

Three armored tanks prevented the march from moving forward (Handout (...)
The march was to depart from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) to the Ministry of Higher Education in Caracas
02:32 PM
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ELECTION 2015

CNE: New National Assembly must be installed on January 5, 2016

Rondón noted that the CNE was not breaking any law by failing to set (...)
National Electoral Council (CNE) directors are pondering three electoral schedule proposals brought forward by the National Electoral Board
12:33 PM
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OPINION

Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of Thursday, May 28

According to historian Elías Pino Iturrieta, speaking of everything, everyday, is a huge challenge for President Nicolás Maduro and his government, because the wording is not refreshed and therefore, lies are easier to be caught

11:50 AM
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HYDROCARBONS

Venezuela agrees on oil investments worth USD 14 billion with Russia

President Maduro met with Igor Sechin, president of Russian state-run (...)
President Maduro met with the Chairman of Russian state-run oil company Rosneft, Igor Sechin, in Miraflores Presidential Palace
07:53 AM
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DIPLOMACY

US terms "positive and productive" talks with Venezuela

Jeff Rathke said the talks will continue (File photo)
"These conversations were positive and productive, and they will continue," said Jeff Rathke, director of the Press Office, US Department of State
05/27/2015
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Ombudsman: doctors monitor López and Ceballos daily

Venezuelan Ombudsman, Tarek William Saab (File photo)
Leopoldo López, leader of the Voluntad Popular party, went on hunger strike on May 24 in the afternoon. According to Ombudsman Tareck William Saab, doctors examine him "twice a day everyday"
05/27/2015
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TRADE

Consecomercio proposes a "customs dollar" for imports

Consecomercio urged the government to eliminate controls (TV screen (...)
The National Trade and Services Council (Consecomercio) disagrees with having different foreign exchange rates according to economic sectors and urged the government to remove controls, including foreign exchange controls
05/27/2015
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE

Luis Vicente León: "Venezuela is at real risk of hyperinflation"

Luis Vicente León commented that forex market distortions stem from (...)
The president of polling firm Datanálisis recommended the government to stop funding current fiscal deficit with brand new banknotes from the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV)
05/27/2015
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OPINION

Keywords

Internet is useful for many things. It can identify what people read, the most sought, the most viewed, the most commented, highlights. Also, it is good to make an article, a report, a blog, whatever publication visible. The invisible spider tha (...)

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.
04:12 PM
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DIPLOMACY

European Parliament: "We are extremely concerned about Venezuela"

The European Parliament had rejected reduced liberties in Venezuela (File photo)
"Economically and socially, the country is in an increasingly parlous state," said on Thursday Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament
03:48 PM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Ex-presidents Pastrana and Quiroga land in Caracas

Ex-president Quiroga pointed out that all democrats needed to speak up about Venezuela's political situation

03:19 PM
 | 

DEMONSTRATION

National Guard, police stop university demonstration in Caracas

Three armored tanks prevented the march from moving forward (Handout (...)
The march was to depart from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) to the Ministry of Higher Education in Caracas
02:32 PM
 | 

ELECTION 2015

CNE: New National Assembly must be installed on January 5, 2016

Rondón noted that the CNE was not breaking any law by failing to set (...)
National Electoral Council (CNE) directors are pondering three electoral schedule proposals brought forward by the National Electoral Board
12:33 PM
 | 

OPINION

Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of Thursday, May 28

According to historian Elías Pino Iturrieta, speaking of everything, everyday, is a huge challenge for President Nicolás Maduro and his government, because the wording is not refreshed and therefore, lies are easier to be caught

11:50 AM
 | 

HYDROCARBONS

Venezuela agrees on oil investments worth USD 14 billion with Russia

President Maduro met with Igor Sechin, president of Russian state-run (...)
President Maduro met with the Chairman of Russian state-run oil company Rosneft, Igor Sechin, in Miraflores Presidential Palace
11:40 AM
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FOREIGN CURRENCY

Venezuelan Central bank, banking sector fine-tune forex scheme

Meetings in the BCV were private (Vicente Correale / File photo)
A dual foreign exchange scheme is under discussion
07:53 AM
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DIPLOMACY

US terms "positive and productive" talks with Venezuela

Jeff Rathke said the talks will continue (File photo)
"These conversations were positive and productive, and they will continue," said Jeff Rathke, director of the Press Office, US Department of State
 

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Dossier
USD 9 billion in claims

Following a wave of nationalizations carried out by the late President Hugo Chavez between 2007 and 2012, Venezuela has become the second most frequent respondent to investment treaty arbitration in the world (38 cases in total), after Argentina.

Human Rights


Ex-presidents Pastrana, Quiroga to visit Leopoldo López in prison

HUMAN RIGHTS Former presidents of Colombia and Bolivia, Andrés Pastrana and Jorge Quiroga, respectively, will travel to Venezuela on Friday to visit detained dissenter and leader of the Voluntad Popular party Leopoldo López, announced López's wife, Lilian Tintori, who will waive her right to visit his husband so the ex-presidents can meet with him.

Attorney General: Ceballos was transferred pursuant to court order

HUMAN RIGHTS Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz stated on Tuesday that the transfer of former mayor of San Cristóbal municipality, Daniel Ceballos, from Ramo Verde military prison to 26 de Julio prison, in San Juan de los Morros, Guárico state, was made pursuant to a court order issued by a judge and in compliance with all legal procedures.

Dissenters Ceballos and López's protest plans aired on alleged recording

OPPOSITION On Monday evening, Miguel Pérez Pirela, host of a TV show called "Cayendo y Corriendo" (Falling and Running), broadcasted on state-run TV channel Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), aired an audio recording of an alleged conversation between detained dissenters Leopoldo López, head of the Voluntad Popular Party (VP), and former mayor of San Cristóbal municipality, Daniel Ceballos, where they plan anti-government street demonstrations.

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Society


Shortage and migration disturb Venezuelan kids

CHILD PSYCHOLOGY Some years ago, separation of parents, games or change of school could be a matter of concern for children. Nowadays, migration and shortage add to this.

In Caracas, quality of life deteriorates

SOCIETY For 78% of Caracas residents, quality of life is downhill. In terms of services, they point to a backlash in security, health and transportation compared with five years ago. The findings are included in the latest report produced by NGO Por la Caracas Posible (For a Possible Caracas). The case study assesses the management of five jurisdictions that comprise the Metropolitan Area plus the Major Mayoralty.

Venezuelan young people choose parallel economy over higher education

EDUCATION Venezuelan public high education institutions have recorded a decline in the number of students enrolled in undergraduate programs. Professors at the Gervasio Rubio Rural Pedagogic Institute (Rubio, southwestern Táchira state), attached to the Libertador Experimental Pedagogical University (UPEL), who are specialists in the areas of social, political, community, and education studies, assessed the external factors that could have led to this social phenomenon, in order to understand the situation facing all Venezuelan universities.

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TOURISM

La Gran Sabana is one of the major natural attractions in Venezuela

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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