NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. Following the decision rendered on Thursday by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) declaring that the decree on economic emergency that was rejected last month by the National Assembly was in force, deputy for opposition coalition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) José Guerra noted that the Judiciary was not above the Legislative Branch and that the TSJ was "usurping the authority of the Parliament."
ZIKA VIRUS. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday raised the question of the country's health issues, especially that of Zika virus as he disclosed official figures of people hit by this disease.
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- Malaria events shoot up to 136,402 in Venezuela
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 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.
HEALTH Earlier this week, the President of the Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Federation (Fefarven), Freddy Ceballos, informed that shortages of medicines in Venezuela hit 80%.
HEALTH The health ministers signed a declaration comprising 16 items (Matilde Campodónico / AP-Reuters)
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.
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.