Day: June 4, 2021

US tracking Iranian ships that may be headed into the Atlantic and for Venezuela

US tracking Iranian ships that may be headed into the Atlantic and for Venezuela

(CNN)The Pentagon and US intelligence agencies are closely tracking two Iranian ships that Tehran claims are bound for Venezuela. At the Pentagon and other agencies, officials said that at the moment the ships’ passage is not a concern, but they are being monitored and the intelligence community is working to assess what Iran’s intentions are. …

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Mining is Igniting an Indigenous Conflict in the Venezuelan Amazon | Caracas Chronicles

Mining is Igniting an Indigenous Conflict in the Venezuelan Amazon

They were going up the Sipapo River when they spotted a barbed wire line, stretched out from shore to shore, blocking navigation. A group of armed men with machetes, sticks, rocks, and gasoline were waiting for them. They made them get off their curiaras (traditional riverboats), tied them up and took them to a house …

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Guaidó: «A Negotiation With Open Microphones Undermines The Seriousness Of The Process» | Caracas Chronicles

Guaidó: “A Negotiation With Open Microphones Undermines The Seriousness Of The Process”

Photo: Matías Delacroix / AP Briefing Guaidó called on citizens and leaders to take to the streets and join a protest on June 5th called by the student movement. The U.S. said they’re donating 80 million vaccines to Latin America and the Caribbean, but Venezuela isn’t part of the list of the countries that will …

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Analysis: Venezuelan oil, masked as Malaysian, rushes into China before fuel tax

Analysis: Venezuelan oil, masked as Malaysian, rushes into China before fuel tax

Traders are racing to deliver record volumes of Venezuelan crude oil masked as Malaysian bitumen blend to China, ahead of new fuel taxes that look set to upend the lucrative flow of sanctioned oil to the world’s top crude importer. China has over the past 12 months bought an estimated $3.5 billion worth of Venezuelan …

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Colombia reopens border with Venezuela after 14 months

Colombia reopens border with Venezuela after 14 months

People walk across Simon Bolivar bridge at the border with Venezuela in Cucuta, Colombia, February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez/File Photo Colombia on Wednesday began what its government called a gradual opening of its border with Venezuela after a 14-month closure intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Colombia, whose porous border with Venezuela …

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