University President disapproves of "harassment of student protests"
The president of Andrés Bello Catholic University read out a communiqué making an appeal to settle "by democratic means, in accordance with the Constitution, the serious and unprecedented event of the absence of the president-elect and failure to hold his incumbency"
"Solving by democratic means, in accordance with the Constitution, the serious and unprecedented event of the absence of the president-elect and failure to hold his incumbency is most urgent," the communiqué reads.
In addition, harassment of the protests staged by students "from several universities throughout the country, as well as the accusations made by several government spokespersons, in the absence of the right to defense and in default of evidence of the charges made are refused."
A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.