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CARACAS, Friday February 12, 2016 | Update
 

HYDROCARBONS

Venezuelan oil basket down USD 2.44 per barrel

Venezuelan oil basket last week ended at USD 25.27 per barrel (File photo)

HYDROCARBONS.  According to the Venezuelan Petroleum and Mining Ministry, the country's oil basket hit USD 22.83 per barrel, a USD 2.44 drop from February 1-5 when it stood at USD 25.27 per barrel.  

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Congress Speaker: Top court disregards the Constitution

Ramos regretted that President Nicolás Maduro and the President of the TSJ, Gladys Gutiérrez, have not kept their word (File photo)

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.  "The Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) believes it can afford the luxury of interpreting the Constitution by disregarding the Constitution itself," asserted on Friday Venezuelan Congress Speaker Henry Ramos Allup.  

02:57 PM
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BORDER DISPUTE

Guyana to sue Venezuela at the UN over border dispute

Guyana’s Vice-President and Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge (File photo)
Guyanese Vice-President Carl Greenidge said Venezuela intends to divert the efforts to solve the border dispute both nations have over the Essequibo region
02:20 PM
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OPINION

Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of Friday, February 12

High GA$OLINE: The report prepared by technicians was ready, intended to be released before the Carnival holidays to dilute the effect. In view of the alert of the improvised Minister of Electric Power, General Luis Motta Domínguez (anoth (...)

01:07 PM
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ENERGY

WB: Venezuela must pay Tenaris USD 172 million

The decision of the World Bank forces Venezuela to pay indemnity for the expropriation in 2009 of a subsidiary of Tenaris

11:53 AM
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HEALTH

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Caused by Zika virus

First microcephaly cases may appear in March-April in Venezuela

Microcephaly is difficult to detect during pregnancy (Handout photo)
Infectologist at the University Hospital of Caracas Ana Carvajal explained that not all expectant mothers who suffered from Zika virus during the first quarter of pregnancy would give birth to babies with microcephaly
02/11/2016
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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

National Assembly agrees to declare food emergency

The law seeks to foster a productive economy in which both public and (...)
The law on national production seeks to establish mechanisms to make "Venezuelan productive companies to produce without losses and to boost a productive and competitive economy," explained opposition Deputy Julio Borges
02/11/2016
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ELECTION

Unasur conveys recommendations to Venezuela to improve electoral system

Unasur spokesperson José Luis Exeni (File photo)
The spokesperson of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) José Luis Exeni said the document recommends consolidating confidence over the strength of the country's electoral system to guarantee conditions of civic participation
02/11/2016
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POWER CRISIS

Caracas' malls adopt special opening hours due to power rationing

Malls in the Caracas Metropolitan Area adopted new opening hours (...)
Reduced opening hours hit the functioning of banks, stores, parking lots, pharmacies, movie theaters, art galleries, restaurants, doctor's offices, among other activities carried out inside Caracas' malls
02/11/2016
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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Venezuelan Congress delves in Maduro's nationality

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (File photo)
The decision came after doubts about the origins of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who has not shown his birth certificate yet
02/11/2016
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FOOD

Confagan: Economic emergency decree must ensure production

President of Venezuela’s National Confederation of Farmers and (...)
"The economic issue is not a matter of resources," said President of Venezuela's National Confederation of Farmers and Stockbreeders (Confagan), José Agustín Campos
02/11/2016
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HEALTH

Suspected Zika events in Mérida state total 158

No event of Zika virus has been confirmed so far in Mérida state (...)
Suspected Zika events soared from 71 to 158, informed the director of Mérida state Health Corporation (Corposalud)
03:10 PM
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BILATERAL TRADE

Agricultural exports from the US to Venezuela halted for two months

The Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture reported zero agricultural exports to Venezuela on January 22-28 this year (File photo)
The US Department of Agriculture revealed that agricultural exports from the US to Venezuela have been halted for two months.
03:00 PM
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PRODUCTION

Polar's CEO: Make state-run companies available to the private sector

Lorenzo Mendoza feels that state-run companies are not profitable due (...)
"It is the other way around, Mr. President. State-run (manufacturing) plants are those which are not producing. Make them available to the private sector."
12:35 PM
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LIQUIDITY

Venezuela negotiates gold swap with German bank

The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) is negotiating with German investment bank Deutsche Bank swap operations of monetary gold to lift liquidity in the country on time to comply with heavy international commitments, two sources familiar with the operation told Reuters.
11:56 AM
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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

National Assembly to discuss amendment of Central Bank law

Deputy Carlos Prosperi called for the establishment of a technical (...)
On Thursday's parliament meeting, the deputies decided to hold a debate in the following congress meeting about the provisions found in a draft bill to amend the Law of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV).
02:57 PM
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BORDER DISPUTE

Guyana to sue Venezuela at the UN over border dispute

Guyana’s Vice-President and Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge (File photo)
Guyanese Vice-President Carl Greenidge said Venezuela intends to divert the efforts to solve the border dispute both nations have over the Essequibo region
01:07 PM
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ENERGY

WB: Venezuela must pay Tenaris USD 172 million

The decision of the World Bank forces Venezuela to pay indemnity for the expropriation in 2009 of a subsidiary of Tenaris

12:31 PM
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OPPOSITION

Opposition leaders react against top court decision

Miranda state governor Henrique Capriles (File photo)
Venezuelan anti-government leaders via Twitter voiced criticism over the announcement made by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) of the re-activation of the economic emergency decree in the country
12:25 PM
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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Congress Speaker: Top court disregards the Constitution

Ramos regretted that President Nicolás Maduro and the President of (...)
Ramos Allup said that the decision made by the TSJ on Thursday, according to which that the National Assembly "had not the authority to reject the decree on economic emergency," worsens the crisis
11:53 AM
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HEALTH

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Caused by Zika virus

First microcephaly cases may appear in March-April in Venezuela

Microcephaly is difficult to detect during pregnancy (Handout photo)
Infectologist at the University Hospital of Caracas Ana Carvajal explained that not all expectant mothers who suffered from Zika virus during the first quarter of pregnancy would give birth to babies with microcephaly
11:28 AM
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ZIKA VIRUS

Three deaths confirmed in Venezuela due to Zika-related complications

Venezuela's Maduro: "Extreme heat due to El Niño phenomenon has (...)
Venezuelan Head of State Nicolás Maduro on Thursday said there are 319 people infected with the Zika virus in the country
11:07 AM
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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Deputy José Guerra: Top tribunal violated the Constitution

Deputy Guerra said that the TSJ decision was "absurd" (File photo)
Deputy José Guerra asserted that the decision of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) of declaring that the decree on economic emergency remained in force "is usurpation of the Parliament's authority, and the National Assembly will be respected"
10:59 AM
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ECONOMIC MEASURES

Maduro: Economic emergency decree is in force

Maduro explained that the decree "is valid for 60 days, which might (...)
President Nicolás Maduro said he would implement actions he had not been able to adopt after the Parliament's rejection of the decree
10:51 AM
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JUDICIARY

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Top tribunal ruled

Decree on economic emergency is in force despite Congress decision

The ruling was issued on Thursday afternoon (Handout photo)
The Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) found that the resolution, which grants the government the authority to adopt special economic measures for 60 days "remains irrevocably in force"
 

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Dossier
One crisis, two visions

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


Suspected Zika events in Mérida state total 158

HEALTH Director of Mérida state Health Corporation (Corposalud), Dennis Gómez, informed that there were 158 suspected events of Zika virus infection in that southwestern Venezuelan state.

Malaria events shoot up to 136,402 in Venezuela

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.

Medicines shipped from abroad to Venezuela amidst shortage

HEALTH Earlier this week, the President of the Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Federation (Fefarven), Freddy Ceballos, informed that shortages of medicines in Venezuela hit 80%.

Economy


Venezuela levers diamond mining as productive engine

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.

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Environment


A total of 115 endangered bird species in Venezuela

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.

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TOURISM

Natural landscapes and tasty food in Margarita Island

COMMUNITIES

La Candelaria: A village turned into a frenetic parish downtown Caracas

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Worshippers take part in the Nazarene of St. Paul's procession

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