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The Venezuelan Government has handed over 3,500,000 homes in 10 years

The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced that 3,500,000 homes have been handed over to the country as part of the Great Venezuela Housing Mission, a program created by former President Hugo Chávez, in 2010.

“I can say now that we have reached 3,500,000 houses, we have defended the state of the Great Missions. They couldn’t deal with the Great Venezuela Housing Mission”, the Venezuelan president stated in a national appearance.

The high dignitary stressed that the Great Venezuela Mission got strengthened in the welfare Status in its highest form, despite the economic war waged against the country since 2015 by the US Administration.

UN approves resolution on the impact of the blockade on Venezuela

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, reported that the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN) approved by a majority the resolution on the negative impact of the blockade imposed by the United States Government against Venezuela.

The resolution was approved by the Human Rights Council with the support of 30 countries, whereas 15 voted against it, while Mexico and Armenia were the only abstentions.

Venezuela’s FA neutralize Colombian irregular group

Venezuela’s Minister of Defense, General Vladimir Padrino López reported in a statement that during the clashes that took place on Sunday against Colombian armed irregular groups in the Apure State, one of the leaders of these groups, known as “El Nando”, was neutralized.

The statement also revealed that 32 other individuals were captured, six camps destroyed and weapons, ammunition, explosives, war supplies, vehicles and drugs were confiscated.

Venezuela enters 14-day radical quarantine

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, reported that the country enters the radical, conscious, collective, family, and voluntary quarantine phase from Monday, March 22nd to April 4th, with the aim of cutting off the transmission chains of the Covid-19 virus.

In the framework of the weekly report of the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of Covid-19, the Venezuelan president warned that Easter will be completely radical.

Venezuelan government denounces terrorist attack on gas pipeline

Venezuela’s Minister of Petroleum, Tareck El Aissami denounced a terrorist attack on a gas pipeline belonging to the state-owned company Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) on Saturday. El Aissami reported on national television that the incident occurred at a section of the gas pipeline in El Tejero, a town located in the Ezequiel Zamora municipality, north of the Venezuelan state of Monagas, “the plant serves as a gas injection. There is no report of victims of this attack”, he added.

During his statements, the Venezuelan minister said that the head of state, Nicolás Maduro, is already aware of the situation and deployed a group of workers to address the situation, “in the next few hours, we will be reporting on how the pipeline will be restored”, El Aissami added.

96 Venezuelans return from Ecuador

Venezuela’s Deputy Minister of Air Transport, Ramón Celestino Velásquez Araguayán, reported that 96 citizens from Ecuador arrived in the country as part of the Plan Vuelta a la Patria (Return to the Homeland).

In a message posted on his Twitter account, the official said that “in response to the requests of citizens stranded in Ecuador, Conviasa conducted a flight from the Plan Vuelta a la Patria, in which 96 Venezuelans arrived in the country”.

Since its launch in 2018, the Plan Vuelta a la Patria has completed the safe return of more than 23,000 Venezuelans, the bulletin detailed.

Venezuela adds information in lawsuit against US before the ICC

The Government of Venezuela added information in the referral presented to the International Criminal Court (ICC), in 2020, against the United States (US) authorities for crimes against humanity, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry reported.

In a communiqué, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed that Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza reported to the ICC prosecutor on the consignment of preliminary report of UN Rapporteur, Alena Douhan, against unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States against the South American country.

In addition, the report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has been added, in which it recognizes that sanctions are meant to limit Venezuela’s sources of income.


Venezuela Denounces Freeze of Assets To Acquire COVID Vaccines

The Government of Venezuela presented this Wednesday a report on the stripping of the country’s assets abroad, a situation that has hindered the acquisition of vaccines against COVID-19 due to machinations carried out by Juan Guaidó.

Venezuela’s executive vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, indicated that the blockade of more than $7 billion of Venezuelan liquid assets abroad driven by Juan Guaidó prevents the purchase of vaccines against COVID-19. Rodriguez affirmed that the Government of President Nicolás Maduro had made intense efforts to release financial resources that are withheld by international banking entities.

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