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Venezuelan delegation travels to Norway to advance in peace dialogue with the opposition

The delegation of the Government of Venezuela for the dialogue of peace, made up of the Minister for Communication and Information, Jorge Rodríguez; the governor of the Miranda state, Héctor Rodríguez and Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, will travel to Norway to advance in the dialogue and agreements with the opposition.

This was reported by the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, through a video posted on his Twitter account @NicolasMaduro, where he said: “Our delegation leaves for Oslo with a willingness to work on the agreed comprehensive agenda and advance in the construction of good agreements “.

The Head of State thanked the Norwegian government for its effort to take a second step in the creation of an agreed-upon comprehensive agenda. “For the peace of the country, everything. Always with dialogue. Thank you very much Norway, we’re headed there, “he said.

President Nicolás Maduro proposes Venezuela as the headquarters the Latin American and Caribbean Student Congress 2021

 President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, proposed on Saturday that Venezuela become the headquarters of the Latin American and Caribbean Student Congress and the World Festival of Youth and Students to be held in 2021.

During the closing of the XVIII edition of the Congress, which had the participation of more than 4,000 delegates and 38 international organizations, the Venezuelan head of State said that in 2021 the 200th anniversary of the victory of the Battle of Carabobo which resulted in the rupture from the Spanish empire and the declaration of the independence of Venezuela would be celebrated, for which the occasion is ideal to celebrate this important regional congress.

During the event; the model of free and emancipatory education, the insertion of young people in the mechanisms of regional integration, and the challenges of the student movement in the continent were debated.

Sectoral Vice President Aristóbulo Istúriz participates in the inauguration of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Representing the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the sectoral vice president of Social and Territorial Development, Aristóbulo Istúriz, participated on Saturday, May 25th, in the inauguration of the newly elected president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.

Ramaphosa, who is also the leader of the African National Congress, was sworn-in before thousands of citizens and Heads of states and governments of the Southern African Development Community. The sectoral vice president Istúriz, who was accompanied by the Vice Minister for Africa of the Ministry of the People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Yuri Pimentel, took the opportunity of his visit to South Africa to hold several meetings with prominent personalities, including President of the Republic of Zimbabwe , Emmerson Mnangagwa and the President of Namibia, Hage Geingob.

 

Jorge Arreaza condemns new media attack against Venezuela

The Foreign minister of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, condemned the information published by the foreign media in which they blame the Venezuelan government for the death of a girl waiting to have a transplabt done.

Through his Twitter account, the Foreign Minister explained that the transplant program, which was coordinated through FundaVenica, was executed through Citgo and that the funds were withheld at the Portuguese bank Novo Banco. In another message Arreaza showed the payment receipts issued by the state oil company Petróleos de Venezuela to give continuity to the medical program with Italy.

The Venezuelan Government has denounced in different international organizations the financial blockade and the media campaign against President Nicolás Maduro that seeks to propitiate an alleged humanitarian situation in the South American country.

Moncada: US coercive measures  are crimes against humanity

Ambassador of Venezuela to the United Nations (UN), Samuel Moncada, denounced the impact on health programs generated by the set of sanctions and coercive measures of the United States (US) Government against the economy of the South American country.

US President Donald Trump “and his local employees are enemies of the health of the Venezuelan people, the coercive measures that they celebrate are crimes against humanity, silent assassinations ignored by the corporate media and colonial powers,” the diplomat emphasized in a thread of publications on the social network Twitter.

Between January and February of this year, the purchase of vaccines against Meningitis, the Rotavirus, and Influenza; as well as batches of immunoglobulin, blood reagents, blood products; medications for chronic diseases, hospital antibiotics and anesthetics; were blocked and rejected by various financial entities that fear being the object of illegal and extraterritorial measures in Washington.

Venezuela launches Comprehensive Care Plan for Victims of the Economic War

On Saturday, May 25th, the Venezuelan Government announced the launch of the Comprehensive Plan for the Attention of Victims of the Economic War, which will reinforce social policies in neighborhoods and communities of the country, with priority in addressing people at risk.

The initiative will also seek greater efficiency in the social benefits of the State in the territory, so that methods of work and management will be adapted through a comprehensive review of the institutions, explained the sectoral vice president of Planning and Development, Ricardo Menéndez. He pointed out that the fundamental vertices of work will be the attention of people in street situations, the reinforcement of feeding programs in vulnerable areas, as well as the bases of socialist missions and their articulation with health policies.

Armed Forces of Venezuela ratify loyalty to President Nicolás Maduro

In the framework of the March for Military Loyalty that has been held in various regions of Venezuela, on Friday, May 24th, more than 3,000 members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) ratified their support for President Nicolás Maduro.

During the march that took place in Fort Conopoima of Guárico state the sectoral vice-president of Political Sovereignty, Security and Peace, Vladimir Padrino López, affirmed that the nation is waging a second war for its independence. “Without a doubt we are waging a second war for our independence, with other actors, but with the same antagonistic positions of colonial rule, but also of the Caribbean, patriotic, Bolivarian resistance; it is Monroism versus Bolivarianism, “he said.

Venezuela denounces second death of child due to US blockade

The executive secretary of the National Council of Human Rights of Venezuela (CNDH), Larry Devoe, denounced through his official account on the social network Twitter, the death of a seven-year-old infant as a result of the impossibility of receiving a bone marrow transplant, due to the economic blockade imposed on Venezuela by the United States Government (USA).

“The seven-year-old boy had acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is the second death of an infant waiting for a bone marrow transplant, because this procedure is performed by the agreement between Venezuela and Italy, which was suspended after the sanctions of the president, Donald Trump,  which hinders the payment of the corresponding bills “, accused the Venezuelan official.

Russia denounces that the USA  continues its siege against Venezuela The

Spokeswoman of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, María Zajárova, assured that the United States continues to provoke in one way or another the stability and sovereignty of Venezuela.

“While all the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as most states in other regions, clearly oppose a military intervention in Venezuela, the US military continues its open provocations,” said Zajárova. He also described as “out of common sense” accusations by the US government to Russia about the situation in Venezuela.

UN recognizes Venezuela as a leading country in the right to housing

Venezuela is recognized as a leading country in the right to housing during the first habitat assembly of the United Nations (UN) which takes place in the capital city of Nairobi, Kenya.

This recognition was announced on Tuesday by the Minister for Habitat and Housing, Ildemaro Villarroel, through his Twitter account. During the first session of the assembly, which will run until May 31st, the Venezuelan Government will present the scope of the social program since its inception.

This event brings together 193 countries associated with the United Nations and Venezuela will be the showcase to disseminate the achievements of the social program. “The Great Venezuelan Housing Mission continues to be an example in the world that housing in Venezuela is a social right, rather than a commodity,” said the Venezuelan minister.

Another 69 tons of medicines arrive from Venezuela from China

Another 69 tons of medicines and surgical material arrived in Venezuela on Monday as part of the cooperation with China, which is the fourth installment of Humanitarian Technical Assistance.

In the framework of the agreements of the governments of Venezuela and China, different shipments have been sent to Venezuela since the end of March. The assistance of China is part of the agreements that the Venezuelan government has signed with different countries and international organizations to guarantee medicines in the country.