Day: May 4, 2021

#YoTeCreoVZLA: The movement that breaks the long silence on sexual abuse in Venezuela

#YoTeCreoVZLA: The movement that breaks the long silence on sexual abuse in Venezuela

  “We Declare Ourselves Rebels”. Photo from the feminist group Uquira, used and remixed with permission. In Venezuela, the #MeToo movement is back in the spotlight with more intensity in 2021. A new wave of accusations has given rise to the “YoTeCreoVzla” (“IBelieveYouVenezuela”) movement. The voices of survivors of harassment, abuse, and rape have multiplied on …

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Tareck El Aissami: Hezbollah’s Biggest Benefactor in Venezuela

Tareck El Aissami: Hezbollah’s Biggest Benefactor in Venezuela

Last April, a man called Tareck El Aissami was appointed Minister of Oil in Venezuela by the Maduro regime. It came barely a month after this senior official, who has extensive ties to Hezbollah, was indicted in the US on narco-terrorism charges, with the Trump administration offering $10 million for information leading to his arrest. …

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Venezuela to begin clinical trials of Cuba’s Abdala vaccine candidate

Venezuela this month will begin clinical trials of the Cuban coronavirus vaccine candidate Abdala, and plans to produce enough doses locally to vaccinate 4 million people, Health Minister Carlos Alvarado said on Monday. Cuba in March approved late-stage trials of Abdala, named after a poem by the 19th-century Cuban independence hero Jose Marti. The trials …

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Venezuela’s oil exports stabilize at 700,000 bpd after stock drain – data

(Reuters) – Venezuela’s April oil exports were flat at about 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) for the third month in a row, with three-quarters of its shipments headed to Asia and the Middle East, according to tanker tracking data and documents from state-run Petroleos de Venezuela. FILE PHOTO: An oil tanker is docked while oil …

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U.S. sees Venezuela’s Maduro ‘sending signals’ to Biden administration

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been “sending signals” to the Biden administration, but Washington will not ease sanctions without concrete steps toward free elections, a senior White House official told Reuters on Monday. The comments appeared aimed at dampening speculation President Joe Biden might start loosening the screws on Venezuela in response to Maduro’s agreement …

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