Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, has hit back at her Spanish counterpart, Jose Manuel García-Margallo, after he claimed that the country’s Maduro administration had “undemocratically” threatened Spanish businesses with expropriation.
In an interview on Monday, OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza claimed the Venezuelan government was unwilling to dialogue with the opposition, provoking a vehement response from Roy Chaderton, the Caribbean nation’s OAS representative.
On February 12th, the anniversary of the start of violent anti-government protests in 2014, opposition student leaders from major universities throughout the country gathered in the Aula Magna theater of the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) on Thursday to commemorate the national “Youth Day" as well as unveil their “plan of struggle for 2015."
The Venezuelan Central Bank has announced the creation of a new currency exchange entity known as SIMADI, which will allow dollars to be sold and purchased legally according to “market rates”. The new mechanism will operate alongside SICAD I and SICAD II, which will continue to sell dollars at an exchange rate set by the government.
At the request of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, a special commission representing the two largest unions of Latin American nations convened yesterday in Uruguay to analyze the latest sanctions imposed by the United States government against Venezuela.
Retired Venezuelan military General, Angel Vivas, has released a string of videos on Youtube calling on Venezuelans to form “local resistance units” against the government and to prepare themselves for a war “to the death”.
The Venezuelan government has announced that its Foreign Relations Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, will soon travel to Greece to meet with the recently elected leftist Syriza government and agree to a series of bilateral cooperation agreements between the two countries.
Thousands of Venezuelans swelled the streets of downtown Caracas this Wednesday to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the attempted overthrow of the Carlos Andrés Pérez government by progressive sectors of the military on February 4th 1992.