August 10, 2020

Weekly Report Venezuela In The News

Venezuela will denounce vandalism against its Consulate in Colombia to the UN

The Minister the People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, confirmed on Tuesday that the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will defend the integrity of the homeland, after the recent acts of vandalism and looting against the country’s Consulate in Bogotá, Colombia, for which will raise the complaint before the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres.

“Once again Venezuela is attacked by action or omission (…) the Colombian State flagrantly violates the Vienna Convention,” the head of Venezuelan diplomacy lashed out in statements addressed to the international community, in which he emphasized the failure to comply with Articles 22 and 45 of this pact between nations, by the Administration of the President of Colombia, Iván Duque.

Alliances between Iran and Venezuela strengthen the Venezuelan productive area

This Wednesday, July 29th, the Bolivarian Government together with the Islamic Republic of Iran celebrated the inauguration of the first Iranian supermarket named “Megasis”, which is the result of a sustained effort and strategic alliances that seek to strengthen the trade engine between both nations.

The supermarket located in Terrazas del Ávila, Caracas, will make available a wide range of quality products that the Iranian industry exports to various countries in the world, as well as more than 1,000 Venezuelan products, from 20 national companies.

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hojjatollah Soltani, celebrated the linkage and cooperation of the Venezuelan and Iranian businessmen. “In this supermarket we see an alliance between the private non-governmental sector of Iran and Venezuela. Despite the sanctions, despite the threats, we are two sister nations. Iran has capabilities in areas such as science, technology, automotive, agriculture, medicine and food, with many capabilities to export. “

President Maduro confirms meeting with Norwegian delegation to resume political dialogue

“That issue was reactivated”, such was the way in which President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, confirmed the meeting between the Vice President of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, with a Norwegian delegation to resume political dialogue between the National Government and the Venezuelan extreme right wing.

“Jorge Rodríguez is conversing, he received them here and now he is coordinating what was left pending on the issue of the Norwegians,” he said, while extending his greetings to the members of the Norwegian Government mission.

President Maduro: Sao Paulo Forum is a democratizing force

President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, expressed in the framework of the 30th anniversary of the Sao Paulo Forum that the liberation processes in the region continue despite the constant attacks. “We are the perfect historical thread of union and liberation of Latin America and the Caribbean (…) we are the continuation of the struggles to vindicate the peoples of the Great Homeland,” said President Maduro.

“The Sao Paulo Forum is a democratizing force in Latin America and the Caribbean, bringing together more parties from the region and from the rest of the world such as Asia, Europe and the United States (…) the doors are open to all movements, parties and popular revolutionary bases, “said the President.

Venezuela dismantles 25 laboratories for drug processing

Officials from the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) of Venezuela dismantled two camps for drug processing and seized 9,173 kilograms of cocaine, 900 meters from the border with Colombia, the Minister of Interior, Justice and Peace, Néstor Reverol, reported.

“Two large camps with 25 laboratories for drug processing and the seizure of 9,173 kilograms of cocaine and a coke base paste were dismantled on the border with Colombia, specifically in the Jesús María Semprún municipality, in the Zulia state [west],” Reverol indicated on his Twitter account.

President Nicolás Maduro denounces US persecution of medicine purchases for Venezuela

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, denounced in the framework of the report of policies on Covid-19 that the Government of Donald Trump is pursuing the purchase of medicines from Caracas to combat the virus.

“Every week we are bringing the best medicines in the world, verified by the World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization, sometimes we do not make the announcements in public because we suffer a criminal persecution of US imperialism,” denounced the head of state. . President Maduro denounced that despite the siege by the US government, Venezuela has friends around the world, “organs of the United States are pursuing the purchases of medicines that Venezuela needs and can acquire in the international market”, added.

Venezuelan CNE updates preparation for legislative elections

Director of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, Indira Alfonzo, offered an update on the state of preparation of that institution and the country for the upcoming parliamentary elections, to be held on December 6th, 2020. Alfonzo said that the actions are maintained preparatory to the electoral process, among which was the review of the databases of eligible persons, which were handed over to all organizations for political purposes, who analyzed them and did not object.

Likewise, she explained that the Regional and Municipal Electoral Boards were selected, as well as the Subaltern Organs and table members.

Venezuela rejects aggression against Bolívar statue in Madrid

The Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, on Wednesday, through a message published on his official twitter account,rejected the act of vandalism perpetrated against the statue of The Liberator Simón Bolívar, located in the West Park of   Madrid.

Graffiti with offensive phrases and disrespect on the pedestal of the statue stained the memory of one of the heroes of Latin America. The attack has been attributed to followers of the right-wing party Vox, “the most recalcitrant sector of the Spanish right wing,” according to Arreaza’s statements.

Venezuelan Government revives the Great Agro-Venezuela Mission

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, reported that the Venezuelan Government is evaluating new measures for the protection and support of small and medium-sized industries, to stimulate food production in the country.

Among the measures that the President announced during the productive tour is the possibility of the country’s producers to use the Petro, to guarantee the payment of debts and buy supplies for their work.

Venezuela conducts more than 1.5 million tests for Covid-19

Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, reported that the country “has already done more than 1.5 million Covid-19 tests”, registering a total of 1,511,433, which represents 50,381 tests performed per million inhabitants.

In this regard, he pointed out that the methodology of Venezuela is “the expanded and personalized screening, going out throughout the national territory, also going out in the institutions doing screenings, it is what has allowed us to have this contention despite the outbreak that our country is experiencing today “