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Venezuela ratifies OPEC+'s oil stabilisation deal
Caracas, July 19 (IANS) Venezuelan Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami announced that his country has officially consented to the oil market stabilisation agreement drawn up during the 19th ministerial meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies (OPEC+).
2021-07-19
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Venezuela forced into war economy to confront US sanctions: Maduro
Caracas, June 19 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that his country has been forced to implement a "war economy" to confront US sanctions and promote the development of productivity.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
'US sanctions part of comprehensive assault against Venezuela'
Caracas, June 10 (IANS) US sanctions against Venezuela are part of a "comprehensive assault" against the South American country, Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza said here.
2021-06-10
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Maduro stresses SC's role in face of foreign aggressions
Caracas, Jan 23 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has kicked off the 2021 judicial year, highlighting the power and resistance of the country's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) in the face of foreign aggressions.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Venezuela creates special commission to solve sanctions-induced crisis
Caracas, Jan 15 (IANS) Venezuela's National Assembly established a Special Commission for Dialogue, Peace and National Reconciliation, made up of ruling coalition and opposition legislators, to resolve the economic crisis generated by US-led sanctions.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Venezuelan Parliament forms commission for national dialogue
Caracas, Jan 8 (IANS) Venezuela's National Assembly voted to form a Special Commission for Dialogue, Peace and National Reconciliation, during its first ordinary session since the newly-elected lawmakers were sworn in on January 5.
2021-01-08
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
US economic blockade preventing Venezuela from funding COVAX: Minister
Caracas, Dec 28 (IANS) The economic blockade imposed by the US is preventing Venezuela from funding the COVAX initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO), Minister of Health Carlos Alvarado said.
2020-12-28
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Venezuela confirms 14 deaths in boat capsize
Caracas, Dec 14 (IANS) The Venezuelan authorities said that they found 14 bodies after a boat carrying migrants bound for Trinidad and Tobago capsized en route.
2020-12-14
Category: International, Venezuela,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Venezuela's ruling coalition wins 253 legislative seats
Caracas, Dec 11 (IANS) Venezuela's ruling coalition, led by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), obtained 253 of 277 seats in the National Assembly, following the December 6 legislative elections, poll officials said.
2020-12-11
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Maduro urges oppn to resume political dialogue
Caracas, Dec 7 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called on the opposition to resume a political dialogue following the conclusion of the legislative elections, saying the polls led to a start of a new era.
2020-12-07
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
All preparations made for Venezuela legislative elections
Caracas, Nov 28 (IANS) Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) has announced that all preparations have been made for the country's upcoming legislative elections on December 6.
2020-11-28
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Venezuela sentences 6 former US oil executives
Caracas, Nov 27 (IANS) Venezuela's Supreme Court has convicted six former American oil executives of corruption and sentenced them to prison.
2020-11-27
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Venezuela reiterates request to join ASEAN cooperation treaty
Caracas, Nov 27 (IANS) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has ratified his country's formal request to join the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
2020-11-27
Category: International, Venezuela,Diplomacy,Politics
Venezuela to install voting machines for parliamentary polls
Caracas, Nov 13 (IANS) Venezuela will on Friday begin to distribute voting machines and materials nationwide for the December 6 parliamentary elections, poll officials said.
2020-11-13
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Maduro slams attack on key refinery
Caracas, Oct 29 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has slammed an attack on the oil-producing nation's Amuay refinery complex located in Falcon state.
2020-10-29
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Venezuela holds election drill ahead of legislative polls
Caracas, Oct 26 (IANS) Venezuela held an election drill in preparation for the December 6 legislative polls in an effort to familiarize voters with the new electronic voting machines and resolve potential problems in the network of polling stations.
2020-10-26
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Campaign for Venezuelan legislative polls to begin on Nov 3
Caracas, Oct 23 (IANS) Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) announced that the campaigning for the December 6 legislative elections will begin on November 3.
2020-10-23
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Maduro writes to 'peoples of the world' denouncing US sanctions
Caracas, Oct 10 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has addressed a letter "to the peoples of the world" on his government's response to Washington's unilateral measures against his country.
2020-10-10
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Oil revenue down 99% due to US sanctions, but Iran helping: Maduro
Caracas, Sep 30 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said that US financial sanctions have caused Venezuela's oil revenue to plunge 99 per cent over the last six years.
2020-09-30
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Will meet Trump over regional matters, says Maduro
Caracas, Sep 24 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he will meet his US counterpart Donald Trump to discuss regional matters.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Maduro reaffirms Venezuela's commitment to UN 2030 Agenda
Caracas, Sep 19 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has informed the UN that his country was still committed to the world body's 2030 Agenda despite US aggressions.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Venezuela hails record level of compliance' with OPEC+ deal
Caracas, Sep 18 (IANS) The OPEC+ cooperation agreement saw "a record level of compliance" in August, Venezuelan Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Venezuela,Business/Economy
US spy captured near oil refineries: Venezuela Prez
Caracas, Sep 12 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has claimed that a "US spy" was captured near two oil refineries in the state of Falcon, it was reported on Saturday.
2020-09-12
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Venezuelan Prez pardons over 100 opposition leaders
Caracas, Sep 1 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has pardoned over 100 opposition leaders, who are currently serving sentences or facing criminal charges, ahead of the December 6 parliamentary elections.
2020-09-01
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Venezuela asks for volunteers to test Russian Covid-19 vaccine
Caracas, Aug 31 (IANS) Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has announced he will be asking for volunteers to test the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Russia, it was reported on Monday.
2020-08-31
Category: International, Venezuela,Health/Medicine
Mayor of Venezuelan capital dies of Covid-19
Caracas, Aug 14 (IANS) Dario Vivas, the Mayor of Venezuela's capital Caracas, has died after suffering from Covid-19 for more than three weeks.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Venezuela,International
Venezuela asks EU envoy to leave within 72 hours
Caracas, June 30 (IANS) Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has asked the head of the European Union (EU) mission in Caracas, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, to leave the country within 72 hours, after the bloc released sanctions against 11 Venezuelan officials.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Venezuela calls off football season due to COVID-19
Caracas, May 16 (IANS) The Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF) has called an end to its first division season because of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-16
Category: International, Venezuela,Sports,Football
Captured American says plan was to fly Maduro to US (Ld)
Caracas, May 7 (IANS) One of the two US Army veterans captured trying to invade Venezuela at the behest of a Florida-based mercenary company, said that his mission was to secure control of the airport in Caracas and make it possible for President Nicolas Maduro to be put aboard a plane bound for America.
2020-05-07
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
2 US citizens captured in foiled coup attempt: Maduro
Caracas, May 5 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that authorities have arrested two US citizens among a group of "mercenaries", following an attempted maritime invasion.
2020-05-05
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Venezuela-Russia vow economic cooperation despite US sanctions
Caracas, Feb 9 (IANS) Venezuela and Russia have agreed to increase investment in diverse spheres despite sanctions by the US, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said here.
2020-02-09
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Maduro urges Peru to arrest Venezuelan opponent
Caracas, Dec 24 (IANS) The President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro has urged the Peruvian government to arrest a Venezuelan opponent, whom he accused of being responsible for an assault on military barracks in the south of the country.
2019-12-24
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
US sanctions sought against Maduro supporters
Caracas, Nov 3 (IANS) The Venezuelan opposition has said that they would ask the US to extend sanctions against governors and mayors who support the embattled government of President Nicolas Maduro in the South American country.
2019-11-03
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Venezuelan opposition leader freed from house arrest
Caracas, April 30 (IANS) A group of armed men taking orders from Venezuela's self-declared President Juan Guaido on Tuesday freed prominent opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez after five years in detention in what looks to be a significant triumph for the movement against the embattled President Nicolas Maduro.
2019-04-30
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Electricity rationing plan announced in Venezuela
Caracas, April 1 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced the start of a plan for electricity rationing that will last 30 days amid the frequent power blackouts since last month that has cripple the South American nation.
2019-04-01
Category: International, Venezuela,Business/Economy,Politics
Venezuela: Political blame game continues over blackout
Caracas, March 31 (IANS) Thousands of politically divided Venezuelans took to the streets of Caracas to protest the power outages, with the opposition accusing the government for the blackouts and the Chavistas blaming imperialism and opposition leaders.
2019-03-31
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Argentinian Cuesta leads Melgar to Libertadores group stage
Caracas, Feb 27 (IANS) Argentinian striker Bernardo Cuesta sent Peru's Melgar into the Copa Libertadores group stage when he scored the only goal in his team's 1-2 loss to Venezuela's Caracas in the second leg of the third stage of the continental tournament.
2019-02-27
Category: International, Venezuela,Sports,Football
Venezuelan military officer defects from Maduro government
Caracas, Jan 27 (IANS) A Venezuelan military officer publicly defected from the government of President Nicolas Maduro, provoking a swift response from defence leaders, amid an ongoing political turmoil in the South American country.
2019-01-27
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Maduro sworn in as Venezuela President for second term
Caracas, Jan 11 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in before the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to begin a new six-year term.
2019-01-11
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics