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President Nicolás Maduro offers support to Bahamas after Dorian step

On Monday, September 2nd, President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, expressed his solidarity and support for the people of the Bahamas who suffered the passage of Hurricane Dorian.

“I express my solidarity with the people and the government of the Bahamas, in the face of the effects caused by the passage of Hurricane Dorian. I instructed the Vice Presidency, Delcy Rodríguez, to coordinate with the authorities of the brother Caribbean country to offer all our support and cooperation,” He said via twitter.

 

Eight million Venezuelans repudiate the US blockade

A total of 8 million Venezuelans affirm to be against the economic blockade imposed on that Latin American country by the United States Government, according to the recent signature of an official document that will be delivered to the United Nations.

This document reflects the feeling of Venezuelans against the blockade of state property imposed on the country by US President Donald Trump in early August. “In just  two weeks, this campaign has shown the courage, the will to fight, the desire, the passion and what Venezuelans feel for the blockade of Donald Trump … We have reached eight million signatures today “, said the President of this nation, Nicolás Maduro in an act with workers in Caracas.

 

Venezuela will denounce Colombia at the UN for frustrated attacks

The Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, informed on Saturday that he will present to the United Nations Organization (UN), strong evidence that demonstrates the involvement of the Colombian Government in attacks of frustration against Venezuelan institutions.

Arreaza ratified the statements of the vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, who denounced on her social network twitter that the Colombian president, Iván Duque, sponsors armed gangs to destabilize the Venezuelan nation.

Minister Jorge Rodríguez denounces terrorist plans against Venezuela, sponsored by Colombia

The Government of Venezuela presented a failed plan to attack several parts of Caracas, directed from Colombia, according to information revealed by the Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodríguez. After an intelligence operation, Rodríguez presented a frustrated plan orchestrated from Colombia to attack several points in the Venezuelan capital, with the intention of destabilizing the government of President Nicolás Maduro, which has the backing of Colombian President Iván Duque.

The minister revealed the planning of an attack with explosives on the Palace of Justice in Caracas that would be carried out by groups of terrorists trained in Colombian territory and commanded by Julio Borges.

 

President Nicolás Maduro describes bilateral relations with China as optimal

President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, highlighted the optimum and good level of diplomatic relations and cooperation that his nation maintains with the People’s Republic of China. During an interview with the Chinese agency Xinhua, the Venezuelan president said that both nations have made progress in “commercial, energy, financial, technological, cultural, political and diplomatic cooperation. We are at an optimal time.”

 

Venezuela expresses concern over reactivation of armed conflict in Colombia

Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, expressed the concern of the Bolivarian Government to the imminent resurgence of the armed conflict in Colombia, with the rearmament of a sector of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – Army of the People (FARC -EP) despite the Peace Agreements reached in Havana, Cuba, in 2016.

Arreaza also said that this announcement of a sector of the FARC-EP represents a threat against the stability of the Colombian people by breaking down the established pact.

ECLAC expresses concern over US measures against Venezuela

The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Organization (ECLAC-UN), Alicia Bárcena, spoke out against the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States Government against Venezuela.

In the framework of the XVI Conference of Ministers and Heads of Planning and the XVII Meeting of the Regional Planning Council, held from August 28th  to 30th  in Montevideo, Uruguay, Bárcena rejected the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed against the Venezuelan people.

National Government will open 34 schools for the 2019-2020 school year

The National Government will inaugurate 34 new schools for the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, as reported by the Minister of the People’s Power for Education, Aristóbulo Iztúriz.

The sector Vice president for Social and Territorial Development also said that they are also working to equip students with school supplies, backpacks, uniforms, shoes, Canaimas computers, as well as repair and provision of educational facilities. Iztúriz highlighted that the maintenance and repair of educational infrastructure with the One Drop of Love Plan for my School in Resistance are carried out jointly with the People’s Power to guarantee a victorious return to classes.

 

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