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Four Effects of the Blockade Against Venezuela

Caracas (VNA) – The financial blockade directly affects routine international payments for goods and services. 1. Funds were frozen for the import of insulin Ever since President Donald Trump’s imposition of US financial sanctions against Venezuela in August, the Venezuelan state has confronted various difficulties trying to import medicines and foodstuffs not produced domestically. The financial blockade directly […]

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PSUV Mayoral Candidate Shot in Miranda

Bogota (VNA) – United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) candidate Álvaro Ramón Hidalgo Ruda is in a critical condition after being shot six times. A mayoral candidate for the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is in a critical condition after being shot six times while driving his car Tuesday night. According to press reports, Álvaro Ramón Hidalgo Ruda, who […]

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US Calls Venezuela Global Threat at UN as EU Approves Arms Embargo

Caracas (VZA) – The US chaired an informal meeting at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Monday to discuss the situation in Venezuela despite a boycott from leading members such as China and Russia. “The crisis in Venezuela today poses a direct threat to international peace and security. Venezuela is an increasingly violent narco-state that threatens the region, […]

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Venezuela Reaches Deal with Russia on Debt Restructuring

Caracas (TeleSUR) – President Maduro: We have reached an agreement to refinance and restructure the debt with Russia. “We have complied with all our international commitments,” the Venezuelan leader recalled. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced this Sunday that the government had reached an agreement to refinance and restructure the Venezuelan debt with Russia. “We have reached an agreement […]

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Venezuela Arrests 11 for Alleged Oil Corruption

Puebla, MX (VNA) – Venezuelan authorities said Thursday they had arrested 11 people accused of corruption and sabotage against the country’s oil industry. Four of those arrested were officials from PDVSA subsidiary PetroPiar, who were accused of involvement in a scheme to purchase supplies at inflated prices. Some of the prices were inflated by as much as 10,000 […]

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Venezuela’s CITGO to Donate 50,000 Barrels of Oil to Hurricane-Hit Puerto Rico

Bogota (VNA) – “CITGO hopes this donation will help alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable while electrical power is restored to the island,” the company said in a statement. The US-based CITGO Petroleum Corporation — a subsidiary of Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA — has announced that it will donate 50,000 barrels of oil to Puerto Rico […]

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Venezuela to End US Dollar-Denominated Oil Deals, Currency Exchanges

Puebla, MX (VNA) – The Venezuelan government moved this week to phase out the use of US dollars in oil deals and official currency exchanges. The Venezuelan government moved this week to phase out the use of US dollars in oil deals and official currency exchanges. President Nicolas Maduro’s government has ordered oil traders to use other international […]

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Rouhani Calls for Formation of Tehran-Caracas JEC

Tehran (TNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said formation of a joint economic commission would greatly help expand Tehran-Caracas relations. “The establishment of a joint economic commission between the two countries is an important step to further strengthen mutual cooperation (between Iran and Venezuela),” Rouhani said in a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro in Kazakhstan’s capital […]

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Venezuela Investigates Opposition Figure Over Crates of Cash

Puebla, MX (VNA) – Venezuelan authorities said Thursday they had opened an investigation into prominent opposition figure Lilian Tintori, after uncovering the equivalent of just over US$10,000 in her vehicle. “We have appointed a prosecutor to determine the truth of the facts about the finding of that scandalous sum of money,” Attorney General Tarek William Saab stated. Saab […]

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France’s Emmanuel Macron Meets With Venezuelan Opposition

Paris (TeleSUR) – Opposition leaders will also meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy later this week. Leaders from Venezuela’s opposition-led congress met with French President Emmanuel Macron — who last week called the country a “dictatorship” — as part of their European tour that seeks to build support against […]