Thursday, 20 June 2019

Tag Archives: Venezuela

Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN

GENEVA: More than 70 million people were counted last year as displaced from their homes, a record that underestimates the real number of refugees and asylum seekers, the UN said Wednesday. In its annual global trends report, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) described the figure of 70.8 million at ...

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Colombian Film-maker killed while making documentary on violence

BOGOTÁ: Mauricio Lezama was collecting testimonies from people who suffered violence during the civil war when he was shot and killed by four armed men in the town of Arauquita, in Arauca department, governor Ricardo Arevalo told reporters. Arevalo blamed the killing on a splinter group of FARC which rejected ...

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Dozens hurt in deadly Venezuela clashes

CARACAS: A woman was shot dead and dozens injured in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, in clashes between opposition supporters and pro-government forces. The military fired tear gas and water cannon amid rival demonstrations. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for those responsible for the death of a 27-year-old woman to be ...

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IMF to block $400 Mn worth of Venezuelan funds until ‘govt recognition’

CARACAS: The international financial body froze Venezuela’s access to its money earlier in January. The International Monetary Fund announced Wednesday it will continue to block Venezuela’s access to approximately $400 million of special drawing rights until the “issue of government recognition” is clarified. The IMF and the World Bank have stated they are ready to move ...

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Maradona fined after dedicating win to Venezuela’s Maduro

MEXICO CITY: Diego Maradona has been fined for dedicating a recent victory by his Mexican club to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Mexico’s football federation said on Monday. The Argentine great, who coaches Dorados de Sinaloa, had dedicated a 3-2 win over Tampico Madero to Maduro and Venezuela in a news ...

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Millions without water as Venezuela crisis deepens

CARACAS: Millions of Venezuelans were left without running water Monday amid a series of massive blackouts, forcing President Nicolas Maduro to announce electricity rationing and school closures as the government struggles to cope with a deepening economic crisis. Maduro announced 30 days of power rationing, after his government said it ...

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Venezuela’s interior minister says detained Guaido aide part of terrorist cell

CARACAS: Earlier in the day, a source in the Venezuelan police in Caracas told Russian news agency RIA Novosti that Venezuela’s intelligence service had detained two associates of the country’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido. Venezuelan Minister of Interior Nestor Reverol, during an appearance on state television, said that Roberto Marrero, an aide to the ...

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Juan Guaido seeks to sell out Venezuela’s oil industry: report

The “interim president” has offered to give Venezuelan oil to foreign private companies, and the US has already expressed its willingness to buy. Juan Guaido , the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, proposed a draft legislation that will sell Venezuela’s oil reserves to private companies, a Reuters report says. The move would ...

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Maduro withdrew 8 tonnes of gold from Venezuela’s central bank

LONDON: Two weeks ago, the president of crisis-ridden Venezuela suggested that the Bank of England had frozen some 80 tonnes of Venezuela’s gold and expressed hope that his country would not be robbed of the gold that legally belongs to it. At least eight tonnes of gold have allegedly been taken ...

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