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Mercosur Suspends Venezuela

Venezuela has been a member of Mercosur since 2012. (Prensa Seniat)

South American trade bloc Mercosur has agreed to suspend Venezuela, officials reportedly said Thursday.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Pays Homage to Fidel Castro in Havana

President Maduro addresses nearly a million Cubans in Havana's Plaza of the Revolution. (Prensa Presidencial)

Speaking before nearly a million Cubans in Havana Tuesday, Maduro underscored Venezuela’s historic debt to Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution.

 

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Long-Time Venezuelan Diplomat Bernardo Álvarez Dies, 60

Bernardo Alvarez served as a high-level diplomat under both the Chávez and Maduro administrations. (AVN)

Venezuela's ambassador to the Organization of American States died Friday at the age of 60 in Caracas. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Declares Three-Day National Mourning for Fidel Castro

President Maduro pays homage to the late Cuban leader. (Prensa Miraflores)

 President Nicolas Maduro ordered three days of national mourning for the legendary Cuban leader Fidel Castro who died on Friday night.

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MERCOSUR Threatens Venezuela with Suspension

(Archive)

Member states Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay have accused Venezuela of failing to implement 300 MERCOSUR regulations.

 

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Maduro Slams Obama, Hopes for Better Relations with Trump

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (@PresidencialVen).

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hit back at US President Barack Obama after the latter expressed veiled criticisms of Venezuela at an international trade summit in Peru.

 

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Senior Venezuelan Diplomat Detained Under Unclear Circumstances

Ricardo Moreno with President Nicolas Maduro (Ricardo Moreno via Facebook)

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry's North America director was arrested by authorities last week. No charges have been announced and the ministry has yet to issue a statement.

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China and Venezuela Sign $2.2 Billion Deal to Boost Oil Output

PDVSA President Eulogio del Pino signs agreement with his Chinese counterpart. (AVN)

Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA signed a US $2.2 billion investment deal Thursday with China’s National Petroleum Company (CNPC) to increase production by 227 thousand barrels per day (BPD).

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Venezuela Leaves Latest OAS Session Citing “Interventionism”

Organization of American States member state flags (Archive).

The Venezuelan OAS delegation denounced “interventionist” behavior at the regional organization’s latest extraordinary session.

 

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Maduro Calls for Obama to Repeal Decree Against Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro leading the campaign to repeal the executive order last year. (Archive)

Venezuela will launch a campaign advocating that the US government reverse the decree declaring the South American nation a “threat to national security”.  

 

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Venezuela Sends Team to Rebuild Homes in Haiti

The Venezuelan medical brigade composed of Haitian and Venezuelan doctors returned on Monday from its medical mission (Correo de

The Bolivarian government sent another mission to Haiti following Hurricane Matthew's devastation in October, this time focused on rebuilding homes. 

 

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Bolivarian Govt Responds to Trump Presidency, Maduro Speaks with Kerry

Donald Trump during his acceptance speech Tuesday night after the US elections (Reuters).

Maduro sent his regards to the new president elect after speaking with Secretary of State John Kerry about ongoing efforts to re-establish respectful diplomatic relations. 

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Venezuela Congratulates Nicaragua’s Ortega on Reelection Triumph

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega speaking following his reelection victory on Sunday. (Radio La Primerisima)

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry issued a communiqué Monday congratulating incumbent Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on his landslide victory in Sunday’s elections.

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Maduro Accuses Financial Institutions of Trying to Destabilise Venezuela

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has accused international financial agencies of trying to destabilise his government.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused international financial institutions of unfairly persecuting his country.

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Venezuela Accuses Peru of Fostering Interventionist Regional Climate

Venezuela's Foreign Minister, known as the "Yellow House". (Archive)

Venezuela's Foreign Ministry accused its Peruvian counterpart of “obeying the interventionist rulebook of Washington to justify intervention in Venezuela, in concert with opposition groups”.  

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