Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic)

  • Venezuela says death toll from protests rises to 28

    CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s state prosecutor said yesterday the death toll from a month of violent protests had risen to 28, after the nation’s top court ordered opposition mayors to dismantle barricades set up by street protesters. State prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz, speaking on the sidelines of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, also said 1,293 detainees had been…

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  • An intriguing turn

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Stabroek News – Hemispheric and regional reactions to the situation in Venezuela have taken an intriguing turn. Last Friday, the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS) approved a declaration, expressing “Solidarity and Support for Democratic Institutions, Dialogue and Peace in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela” and “appreciation, full support and encouragement for the initiatives and…

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  • Two dead in Venezuela violence as protests drag on

    CARACAS, (Reuters) – A Venezuelan soldier and a motorcyclist died in a confused melee sparked by the opposition’s barricading of a Caracas street, officials said yesterday, boosting the death toll from nearly a month of violence to 20. Demonstrators have for weeks staged rallies and set up barricades to demand the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, leading to clashes with…

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  • Venezuela still simmers

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Stabroek News – Contrary to what we posited in our editorial last Friday, that authoritarian regimes generally view making concessions, including being brought to the dialogue table, as a sign of weakness, the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, affirmed that same day that the Peace Conference launched by President Nicolás Maduro was not “a sign…

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  • Venezuela opposition musters thousands for march despite Carnival holiday

    CARACAS, (Reuters) – While many Venezuelans went to the beach to enjoy the Carnival holiday, thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched in the capital yesterday, trying to keep up the momentum from weeks of protests demanding President Nicolas Maduro resign. There are no signs that Maduro, who says the protests are part of a U.S.-backed coup plot, could be ousted in…

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  • Venezuelan Unrest and the Caribbean

    THE BOOK that is to be written on post-Hugo Chavez Venezuela opened a new and dynamic chapter on Tuesday as thousands marched in the streets of Caracas, prompting opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to turn himself into Venezuelan state authorities. Lopez, leader of the opposition party Popular Will, announced that he would submit himself to detention by the state if the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Statement on the Situation in Venezuela

    CARICOM Statement on the Situation in Venezuela

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community is concerned by the confrontations which have taken place in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela over the past few days in the course of demonstrations.  CARICOM deplores the deaths of three persons arising from the resulting acts of violence. The Community calls for respect for the democratically elected Government of the…

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  • SG LaRocque seeks Slovenia’s support in advocating for CARICOM on EU graduation policy

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has sought the support of Slovenia in advocating for CARICOM regarding graduation in the EU development policy.  The Secretary General was making remarks during a ceremony in which the newly appointed Slovenian Ambassador to CARICOM His Excellency Bozo Cerar handed over his credentials.  The…

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  • Venezuela Intercepts Ship With 5 Americans Aboard

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Maps of Venezuela hanging on the walls of schoolrooms and in government offices show a large striped area to the east of the country’s border with Guyana marked “Zone in Reclamation.” For more than a century, Venezuela has claimed that it is the rightful owner of this zone, which consists of about three-quarters of Guyana’s national territory.…

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  • Guyana receives shipment of fertiliser from Venezuela

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Guyana government said Monday it had received the first shipment of 5,000 tonnes of fertiliser from Venezuela under a revised agreement between the two countries. Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said the agreement would significantly boost the agricultural sector, as it will address the cost of production for agricultural products. Farmers have over the years…

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