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BORDERS

FM Holguín: Colombia has not thought of breaking with Venezuela

Severing ties with Venezuela "is impossible" (File photo)

BORDERS.  In the words of Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs María Ángela Holguín, her government has not thought of breaking diplomatic relations with Venezuela, as a result of the border crisis, during which both government recalled their respective ambassadors.  

HYDROCARBONS

Venezuelan oil at USD 36.48 per barrel

The crude oil price dropped USD 3.14 compared to the previous week (File photo)

HYDROCARBONS.  The price of the Venezuelan oil was traded at USD 36.48, a drop of USD 3.14 compared to USD 39.92 the previous week.  

12:16 PM
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GOVERNMENT

Pro-government demonstration in Caracas begins

The march will get to Miraflores Presidential Palace, downtown Caracas (@Pdvsa)
Government supporters will march towards Miraflores Presidential Palace, downtown Caracas
08/27/2015
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OIL

Venezuela seeks emergency OPEC meeting

The aim would be outlining a strategy to stop the slump in oil prices

08/27/2015
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BORDERS

Venezuelan bishops: border shutdown will be "untenable"

Monsignor Diego Padrón said the CEV was willing to mediate in (...)
The Venezuelan Bishops' Conference (CEV) stated that deportations of Colombians living at the Venezuelan border violated human rights
08/27/2015
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HEALTH

Persistent scarcity of reagents to diagnose HIV in Venezuela

HIV patients should take three compulsory tests (File photo)
Alberto Nieves, a member of Supportive Action against AIDS, reported that patients have to wait to start their treatment
08/27/2015
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OPINION

Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of Thursday, August 27

High WAR IN UNIFORM? First information –after the shutdown of the Venezuela-Colombia border- in reference to the possible reasons for the attack on three Venezuelan military officers in Táchira state was released in the edition of last Au (...)

08/27/2015
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BORDERS

EU concerned over reports of violence at Colombia-Venezuela border

The border conflict started on August 19 (Reuters)
"We hope the two countries can cooperate effectively to tackle the current challenge in the bordering region," a spokesperson of the European External Action Service remarked
08/27/2015
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BORDERS

Executive VP reports lower crime rates in Táchira state

"No homicides have been reported these days," said Vice-president (...)
Arreaza noted that there was enough gasoline available in gas stations in Táchira state
08/27/2015
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Venezuelan businesspersons make proposals to reactivate economy

A document entitled "Fedecámaras: Commitment amid Freedom," was (...)
They asked for immediate changes in price and foreign exchange controls
08/26/2015
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BORDERS

Colombian solicitor general to sue Venezuela at ICC

"We are collecting information on the aggression" (AFP)
Colombian Solicitor General, Alejandro Ordóñez, rejected deportations of Colombians from Venezuela
08/26/2015
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Amnesty International concerned over HR at Venezuela-Colombia border

AI asserted that it has received reports of aggressions by Venezuelan (...)
According to reports received by human rights organization Amnesty International (AI), deported Colombians have been detained amid joint operations conducted by the Venezuelan National Guard and the Army and expelled back to Colombia
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.
01:31 PM
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BORDERS

Unasur views it unlikely to meet soon over Colombia-Venezuela standoff

"For the first time I hear that people are deported to prevent smuggling," said Nin Novoa (File photo)
Uruguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, deemed complicated holding a meeting next week of Unasur foreign ministers due to their individual agendas
12:32 PM
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HYDROCARBONS

Venezuelan oil at USD 36.48 per barrel

The crude oil price dropped USD 3.14 compared to the previous week (...)
Prices were hit by concerns over the excess of oil supply and signs of slowdown in the Chinese economy, according to the Venezuelan Ministry of Petroleum and Mining
12:16 PM
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GOVERNMENT

Pro-government demonstration in Caracas begins

The march will get to Miraflores Presidential Palace, downtown (...)
Government supporters will march towards Miraflores Presidential Palace, downtown Caracas
11:33 AM
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BORDERS

UN voices concern over alleged abuses in deportation of Colombians

Improvised shelters have been set in Cucuta to receive deported (...)
"[We] are also concerned about the declaration of a ‘state of emergency' in six border municipalities, in the Táchira state in Venezuela," said Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
10:25 AM
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BORDERS

Maduro asks for minimum conditions to re-open the border

Maduro called for the end of "attacks" on the Venezuelan currency (...)
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro demanded Colombia to ban the sale of smuggled products
10:05 AM
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BORDERS

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President Santos asks for Unasur meeting

Colombia recalls ambassador to Venezuela for consultations

President Santos said that ill-treatment against Colombians would not (...)
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos underscored that Colombia "favors dialogue and diplomacy"
09:54 AM
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BORDERS

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Rodríguez regrets "arrogance of authorities"

Venezuela recalls ambassador in Colombia for consultations

Caracas regretted the fact that the progress attained in a meeting (...)
Via her Twitter account, Delcy Rodríguez wrote: "As instructed by the President, @NicolasMaduro, we have recalled our ambassador in the Republic of Colombia, Iván Rincón, for consultations." She added that Venezuela would "fully revise relations with Colombia"
 

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What goes out of the La Yaguara industrial park

María Fernanda Astudillo is a store analyst for Alimentos Polar working at the company's facilities in La Yaguara. At only 23 years of age, she has made a career in that company where she has worked for the last six years. Now, besides her responsibilities, which include overseeing shipping/receiving and warehousing of goods, she is taking part in the roundtable discussions among the other companies operating in the La Yaguara industrial park, the Government and the workers exploring possible ways of coping with the order to expropriate the land.

Economic Impact of Border Shutdown


Businesspersons resort to bilateral diplomacy

BORDERS The members of the National Council of Trade and Services (Consecomercio) have appealed to the diplomacy of Venezuela and Colombia to build bridges of understanding and agreement for a solution to the problems on the border.

Arranged review of border shutdown is requested

BORDERS The Venezuelan-Colombian Chamber of Economic Integration (Cavecol) bets on conciliation and volunteers as "factor of understanding" between the parties in view of the situation resulting from the shutdown of the Venezuela-Colombia border, reiterated Cavecol CEO Víctor Montiel.

Shutdown of Venezuela-Colombia border causes daily losses for USD 400,000

BORDERS A shutdown for 72 hours of the Venezuela-Colombia border results in over USD 400,000 in losses and harms about 100,000 people, disclosed on Friday Edgar Díaz, the governor of Colombian department of Norte de Santander (northeast). He added that the situation in the area is "in full calm."

Venezuela, Guyana at odds


Guyana to appoint new ambassador to Venezuela in a month

GUYANA The Government of Guyana is appointing a new ambassador to Venezuela within the next four weeks, as part of efforts to strengthen diplomatic relations in the region. Caracas and Georgetown are engaged in a border dispute over the Essequibo region.

Venezuelan VP informs Haitian President on Essequibo case

BORDER DISPUTE Venezuelan Executive Vice-President Jorge Arreaza met on Friday with Haitian President Michel Martelly, as part of a tour of the Caribbean to reassert his government position on Venezuela's claim over the Essequibo, a territory disputed with Guyana.

Venezuela warns against Guyana's conflictive intention

BORDER DISPUTE Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez warned the Caribbean countries against the attempt of the Guyanese government at conflictive situations among Latin American and Caribbean countries with the support of foreign agents.

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