Day: November 20, 2020

Iran, Venezuela Increase Ties Amid U.S. Sanctions

Iran, Venezuela Increase Ties Amid U.S. Sanctions

Iran and Venezuela have formed a strategic partnership to circumvent punitive U.S. sanctions imposed on both countries by the Trump administration. In October 2019, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani commended Venezuela’s “praiseworthy” resistance to U.S. pressure. “All their [U.S.] conspiracies against us have failed,” Rouhani said in a meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on the …

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Rum Maker to Revive Venezuela’s Capital Markets With Dollar Bond – BNN Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — A rum maker is set to revive Venezuela’s dormant local capital market by selling the first dollar bonds from a private company in more than two decades. Ron Santa Teresa, the country’s largest rum producer, received the government’s approval to sell $300,000 in commercial papers denominated in dollars, according to a statement published …

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5.4 Million Venezuelans Outside Their Home Country | Caracas Chronicles

5.4 Million Venezuelans Outside Their Home Country

The true legacy of the revolution Photo: The New Humanitarian Briefing It’s the worst migration crisis in the history of Latin America and the second worst in the world, after Syria’s; CANTV workers and retirees demonstrate on the streets; The plans for both the “election” and the consultation move forward Naky Soto November 20, 2020 …

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Caribbean Investigative Journalism Network Launches Series on Venezuela

Caribbean Investigative Journalism Network Launches Series on Venezuela

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Look at Venezuela through the eyes of the people who live there and have endured years of corruption and economic hardship. The Caribbean Investigative Journalism Network (CIJN) launched a series on Venezuela that seeks to unravel the chaos and humanitarian crisis against the backdrop of a politically charged environment. …

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Venezuelan President Blames Rival for Trump’s Apparent Election Defeat

Venezuelan President Blames Rival for Trump’s Apparent Election Defeat

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is blaming his rival, opposition leader Juan Guaido, for U.S. President Donald Trump’s apparent reelection defeat. Maduro said Thursday, he received a message from someone in the United States he refused to identify, that if Trump had trusted Maduro instead of Guaido, the election result would have been different. Maduro seemed …

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US names first ambassador in a decade to Venezuela, but he will operate from Bogotá

US names first ambassador in a decade to Venezuela, but he will operate from Bogotá

Friday, November 20th 2020 – 09:05 UTC James Story’s nomination as the Venezuelan ambassador was confirmed by a US Senate voice vote Amid a breakdown in relations and absence of US diplomats in Venezuela, Washington has named its first ambassador for the South American country for the first time in a decade. However he will carry …

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Giuliani claims allies of Venezuelan government manipulated ballots in latest push to overturn election results for Trump

Giuliani claims allies of Venezuelan government manipulated ballots in latest push to overturn election results for Trump

Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and current attorney for Donald Trump, continued to insist the sitting president’s legal team has “evidence” to overturn results of the general election on Thursday. Giuliani delivered emphatic remarks about alleged voter fraud and manipulated ballots during an afternoon press conference, which saw him target electronic tabulation software …

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A Big Week For Venezuela’s Oil Industry | OilPrice.com

A Big Week For Venezuela’s Oil Industry

Venezuelan Officials Arrive in Russia, Seeking New Deals  Venezuela’s vice president and the head of state oil company PDVSA arrived in Russia last week on a trip aimed at deepening “strategic alliances,” Venezuela’s information ministry said, Reuters reported. Vice President Delcy Rodríguez and PDVSA chief executive Asdrúbal Chávez, as well as Science Minister Gabriela Jiménez, …

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Venezuelan oil union leader detained as government crackdown continues

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities arrested oil workers’ union leader Eudis Girot, other union officials said on Thursday, as the government’s crackdown on dissent at troubled state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela continued. Girot, the executive director of the FUTPV union and an outspoken critic of PDVSA’s management, wrote in a tweet on Wednesday evening …

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