News from Venezuela:
February 5, 2016
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- In a letter to the leader of the coalition party PAIS, Alex Rosaria MP, the minister of public health, science and environment, Siegried Victorina, has indicated that the Curacao government will not renew the oil refinery lease agreement with the Venezuelan state oil...
February 3, 2016
SACRAMENTO, USA -- A 48-year-old career criminal Ralph lnnachia Sanders, formerly of El Dorado Hills, California, is reportedly claiming to be a wealthy retired professional basketball player, currently on contract as a basketball coach for teams in the Dominican Republic, Aruba and Venezuela.
February 2, 2016
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ACN) -- Puerto Rico were due to face Venezuela on Monday and Mexico were to challenge the hosts Dominican Republic at the beginning of the 2016 Santo Domingo Caribbean Baseball Series, which continues until February 7.
January 22, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, has announced that St Kitts and Nevis has secured a further US$1 million from the government of Venezuela through its Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) St Kitts-Nevis Limited to fund the Fresh Start programme.
January 18, 2016
ATLANTA, USA -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday issued a travel warning for the Caribbean region where infection with zika, a mosquito-borne virus, is a risk. The CDC also cautioned pregnant women not to travel to those areas as zika has been linked...
January 11, 2016
WASHINGTON, USA -- General John Kelly, commander of US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), has repeated an earlier warning that Islamic extremists leaving the Caribbean to join the international terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Middle East...
January 4, 2016
December 28, 2015, marked the 200th anniversary (December 28, 1815) of the visit by Simon Bolivar to Les Cayes, Haiti, seeking assistance from Alexander Petion, president of Haiti, in his quest to liberate Latin America from Spain colonial rule and its world order of slavery.
December 30, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The Dutch ministry of foreign affairs has tightened its travel advice for Venezuela. According to the advisory, Venezuela is among the most violent countries in the world and it does not recommend Curacao citizens travel to the neighbouring country. The foreign ministry noted...
December 24, 2015
The December 6 elections to the National Assembly in Venezuela resulted in an overwhelming majority victory of the opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (Mesa de la Unidad Democrática, MUD), over the governing Chavistas -- the United Socialist Party of Venezuela.
December 19, 2015
Over the last few years Venezuela has, through its PetroCaribe oil and development facility, provided an economic lifeline for most Caribbean Basin economies; extending support in a manner that no other country has been willing to replicate. It is therefore scarcely surprising that the outcome...
December 18, 2015
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The government of St Kitts and Nevis is in discussions with Venezuela regarding outstanding debt under the PetroCaribe arrangement. Minister of public infrastructure, posts, urban development and transport, Ian 'Patches' Liburd said that the debt to Venezuela...
December 14, 2015
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Ian 'Patches' Liburd, minister of public infrastructure, posts, urban development and transport, says he is confident that Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has the ability to use diplomacy to convince the Democratic Unity opposition coalition, which recently...
December 12, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of health Horace Dalley has called on Jamaicans to take the necessary steps to protect themselves from the zika virus and other mosquito borne diseases as the ministry of health heightens its response to the spread of zika in the region and its threat to Jamaica.
December 12, 2015
This year’s election cycle in Venezuela has spurred President Nicolás Maduro’s fierce opposition. With a key two-thirds majority in the country’s National Assembly, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) hopes that its feat will lead to a change in Venezuela’s current domestic and...
December 11, 2015
According to the February 13, 2014, edition of Business Insider, Venezuela sits on the world’s third largest energy reserves – valued at $34.9 trillion. This includes 297.6 billion barrels of oil – the most of any oil-producing country. Therefore, it speaks volumes that 25 percent of Venezuelans live...
December 9, 2015
By a relatively slim margin, conservative opposition challenger Mauricio Macri of the Commitment to Change party won Argentina’s presidential election on November 22, bringing to an end to more than a decade of leftist rule and with a promise to open up the ailing economy to investors.
December 8, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) has released the preliminary but “irreversible” results of the country’s National Assembly elections. In the early hours of Monday morning, Tibisay Lucena, CNE president, congratulated the Venezuelan people...
December 8, 2015
Sunday’s momentous legislative electoral events may have marked a turning point in the history of modern Venezuelan politics. The overwhelming victory of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) over President Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) has arrived at...
December 7, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelans were voting on Sunday in congressional elections that are seen as the first serious challenge to the ruling Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV) in 17 years. Voters were electing all 167 National Assembly members. Opinion polls suggest a broad...
December 5, 2015
Venezuelans will elect a new Parliament on December 6th for the first time in five years. If the opposition, the Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD), beats President Nicolás Maduro’s Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV), there could be major legislative consequences.
November 30, 2015
Today, one week before the December 6 elections, I reiterate my call for peace and an end to the violence in Venezuela. The insults and impunity, whatever their source, cannot be an answer to the national and international clamor for equal rights and electoral justice. It does not make one 'garbage'...
November 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, USA - The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, on Thursday condemned the killing in Venezuela of the secretary general of Acción Democrática Guarico, Juan Manuel Diaz, and called for an immediate end to the violence in the country.
November 23, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- The latest details to be released in a drug trafficking case involving relatives of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores indicate that the Venezuelan military is actively involved in transporting cocaine to Haiti for onward trafficking into the US.
November 23, 2015
WASHINGTON, USA -- Just ten days after the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) in a harshly-worded letter severely criticized the head of Venezuela's electoral board over its conduct of parliamentary elections in December, Caribbean and Central American diplomats...
November 23, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Big oil suppliers at the Bullenbay oil terminal in Curacao have started requiring prepayment when selling cargoes of crude and refined products to Venezuela’s PDVSA, in an effort to limit potential risks from the state-owned company’s well-known cash flow woes.
November 21, 2015
During this year (2015) two major territorial and border issues flared up between Venezuela and its neighbours to the east and west. In May, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro issued a decree claiming almost all of Guyana’s maritime space as well as portion of Colombia’s offshore waters.
November 18, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The Commonwealth continues to stand behind the government of Guyana in the border controversy with Venezuela. In addition to stating its wholehearted support of Guyana in several communiqués since the resurgence of the issue, by Venezuela...