Day: September 25, 2020

U.S., Guyana to launch joint maritime patrols near disputed Venezuela border

U.S., Guyana to launch joint maritime patrols near disputed Venezuela border

GEORGETOWN, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The United States and Guyana will begin joint maritime patrols aimed at drug interdiction near the South American country’s disputed border with crisis-stricken Venezuela, the U.S. secretary of state and Guyana’s new president said on Friday. The agreement comes as U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp , as part of …

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Covid-19 in Venezuela: How the Pandemic Deepened a Humanitarian Crisis

Covid-19 in Venezuela: How the Pandemic Deepened a Humanitarian Crisis

September 23, 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic is exacerbating an already tenuous situation in Venezuela, compounding a disastrous situation for millions of people. On September 15, the Future of Venezuela Initiative and the Humanitarian Agenda of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) co-hosted a public webinar to explore the myriad impacts of the Covid-19 …

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Exclusive: PDVSA’s customers schedule last oil cargoes amid U.S.-imposed wind-down – sources

MEXICO CITY/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A handful of long-term customers of Venezuela’s PDVSA have begun winding down oil trade with the state-run company by scheduling the last cargoes to depart from the sanctioned country ahead of a U.S. deadline, five sources close to the decisions told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An oil pumpjack and a tank …

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How banks helped Venezuela’s ‘boligarchs’ extract billions – ICIJ

How banks helped Venezuela’s ‘boligarchs’ extract billions – ICIJ

On a rusty gas stove in Selena Ramirez’s apartment, a small flame was glowing. Ramirez, 69, shares the apartment with her daughter and 11-year-old grandson. It is on the ground floor of a government housing complex in San Francisco de Yare, a city in Venezuela about 40 miles south of Caracas. The building’s outer walls …

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Venezuela security forces are a key part of the country’s high homicide rate

Venezuela security forces are a key part of the country’s high homicide rate

The United Nations report published last week documents the human rights atrocities that have occurred in Venezuela in recent years. Security forces under Maduro’s command have systematically tortured civilians including political opponents and used disappearances and extrajudicial executions on a scale similar to or worse than the Dirty War dictatorships of the 1970’s and early …

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El Salvador’s President Bukele Linked to Venezuelan Money Laundering Scheme: Report

El Salvador’s President Bukele Linked to Venezuelan Money Laundering Scheme: Report

Former Salvadoran official José Luis Merino is linked to money laundering, according to the United States. Public officials and private individuals close to the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, have been linked to a massive money-laundering scheme involving Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, according to a report recently published by Washington DC-based thinktank IBI …

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