Day: November 21, 2020

Hate against Venezuelans in Colombia is a ticking time bomb

Hate against Venezuelans in Colombia is a ticking time bomb

Photo Credit: UNHCR/Siegfried Modola The writing is on the wall, xenophobia against Venezuelan immigrants is reaching dangerous levels as public officials use immigrants as scapegoats for growing insecurity. COVID-19 has affected Colombia’s public budgets as well as the generosity of foreign authorities to care for the millions of Venezuelans who continue to cross the border …

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Organization of American States warns of sham elections in socialist Venezuela

Organization of American States warns of sham elections in socialist Venezuela

The international Organization of American States (OAS) has called on its 35-member nations to reject the parliamentary elections planned by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro next month on Dec. 6. “It cannot be accepted by the international community. We must be clear about it, reject that idea and any political margin to try to validate that process,” …

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Anniversary of the Wrongful Detention of the CITGO-6 in Venezuela – United States Department of State

Anniversary of the Wrongful Detention of the CITGO-6 in Venezuela – United States Department of State

November 21 marks the third year since Tomeu Vadell, Jose Luis Zambrano, Alirio Zambrano, Jorge Toledo, Gustavo Cardenas, and Jose Pereira — known as the CITGO-6 — were lured to Caracas for business meetings, wrongfully detained by masked security agents, and then thrown into one of Venezuela’s most dangerous prisons. The U.S. government has repeatedly called for …

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Cabello Falsely Calls Venezuela Most Politically Stable Country in the Americas

Cabello Falsely Calls Venezuela Most Politically Stable Country in the Americas

On November 17, Con El Mazo Dando – a Venezuelan TV program hosted by Diosdado Cabello, the president of the Constituent National Assembly and Venezuela’s second-most powerful politician – posted on its website an article about comments Cabello made during a meeting in the state of Miranda. The article highlighted Cabello’s claim that “[Venezuelans] can …

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