Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that Venezuela would be withdrawing from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACrtHR), a body which comes under the Organisation of American States (OAS).
The Venezuelan government has secured a loan of US$ 1 billion from Japan in order to further expand one if its oil refineries in the Northern state of Carabobo, as well as to finance oil related goods and services.
A Venezuelan judge has fled to the United States after he was dismissed as a Supreme Court Magistrate on March 20th, when an investigation was launched into his links to Venezuelan drug lord Walid Makled.
The Organization of American States’ (OAS) VI Summit of the Americas, held 14 – 15 April in Cartagena, Colombia, closed on Sunday without the signing of a final declaration, with issues such as Cuba’s inclusion in future summits and Argentina’s claim to the Malvinas (Falklands) islands leaving the United States and Canada unable to reach a consensus with other Latin American and the Caribbean nations.
In Haiti, Haïti Liberté and Le Nouvelliste newspapers as well as Radio Tête à Tête are reporting on new agreements for social and economic development that have been reached between the governments of Haiti, Cuba and Venezuela.
A New Zealand governmental delegation attending the 126th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Kampala, Uganda, met with members of Parliament from Venezuela to share experiences and discuss tangible ways to increase the political participation of indigenous peoples.
The Venezuelan Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Roy Chaderton, has vehemently rejected calls from U.S. congressman, Eliot Engel, for the Venezuelan government to accept an OAS mission to monitor this year’s presidential elections.
Venezuelan government representatives at an Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR) hearing in Washington, US, yesterday, said its claims regarding the “freedom of expression situation” in Venezuela are “biased” and “disrespectful” of Venezuela’s sovereignty.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, represented by President Hugo Chavez, rejects the coup d'état that led to the overthrow of the president of the Republic of Mali, Amadou Toumani Toure, carried out by factions of the army of that nation.
It seems funny to the members of the Brazilian Worker’s Party (PT) that the vision of “progress” presented by the presidential candidate of the Venezuelan right, Henrique Capriles Radonski, aims to emulate the management of the ex-president of their nation, Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez sustained a meeting in Havana yesterday, where the two leaders signed six new commercial accords. Santos also mentioned that Chavez is likely to return to Venezuela early next week.