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Foreign Minister Arreaza: Bolton is a man stuck in the anachronistic Cold War

On Tuesday, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, rejected the new interventionist statements issued by the US security adviser, John Bolton, on the situation of the South American country. Through his Twitter account @jaarreaza, the Venezuelan minister noted that Bolton ignores the reality of Venezuela and that he is an individual who remains stuck in the times of the cold-war era.

“For being absurd, false, fraudulent and perverse, we reject the statements of @AmbJohnBolton on Venezuela today. No wonder he has failed in every step he has taken. He completely Ignored the reality of the country. A man stuck in the anachronistic Cold War, “wrote the Foreign Minister.

Bolton told an American media house that in Venezuela there is an “unstable situation” and that President Nicolás Maduro is surrounded by “scorpions”.

Vice President Istúriz and Deputy Prime Minister of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea meet in Nigeria

Sectoral Vice President of Social and Territorial Development of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Aristobulo Istúriz, and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ri Ryong-nam held a bilateral meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.

During the meeting, the Venezuelan vice president reaffirmed the bonds of friendship that unite the two countries, while the high ranking officer of the Asian country ratified the support of his nation to the resistance of the people of Venezuela. The meeting took place in the margins of the celebration of the Day of Democracy in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, that inaugurates the second period of government of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo.

Pope Francis receives testimony from Father Numa Molina about the nefarious effects of the economic blockade

Father Numa Molina gave testimony of the damage caused to the Venezuelan people by the criminal and financial blockade that the United States government is promoting against Venezuela during a meeting with Pope Francis, in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, Italy.

This was made known through a statement to the Catholic newspaper FarodiRoma where he said: “We met with the Secretary of State and briefly with the Pope to testify that the information about Venezuela is often false and that the population suffers from the deprivation resulting from the sanctions and infamies that circulate from outside the country. Not because of the difficulties derived from a dictatorship: in our country, on the other hand, there is a strong participatory democracy … I act as the spokesperson of the Venezuelan people and, therefore, of the legitimately elected government. It is my duty to do so as a member of the Catholic Church and  the option for the poor. “

Venezuela and Malaysia initiate bilateral relations in the parliamentary sphere

On Tuesday, June 11th, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of the Venezuelan Embassy in Malaysia, Morella Barreto López, held an important meeting with the spokesman of the Chamber of Representatives of the Malaysian Parliament, Dato ‘Mohamad Ariff Bin Md Yusof, in the legislative palace of the Asian country.

During the meeting both authorities ratified their interest in continuing to cultivate bilateral relations between the two countries in the parliamentary sphere through a friendship group Malaysia-Venezuela, which they plan to set up.

Venezuela and Nigeria agree to increase bilateral cooperation mechanisms

In an official visit to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the sectoral vice president of Social and Territorial Development of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Aristobulo Istúriz, was received by the Vice President of the West African nation, Yemi Osinbajo. During the bilateral meeting held in Abuja, the Venezuelan and Nigerian vice-presidents expressed their joint intention to increase cooperation mechanisms and hold a joint intergovernmental commission.

Foreign Minister Arreaza: Our America calls for the cessation of drug production in Colombia and neoliberal packages in Argentina

On Tuesday, Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, energetically rejected the recent interventionist declarations of the Presidents of the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Argentina, Iván Duque and Mauricio Macri, regarding the Venezuelan situation.

“Our America is asking for the cessation of drug production and trafficking, violation of human rights, cessation of war, paramilitarism, false positives and narco-politics in Colombia and the Argentine people call for the cessation of the infamous and failed savage neoliberal package of Macri, “the diplomat said through his Twitter account @jaarreaza.

 Venezuela and FAO sign cooperation agreements to strengthen reforestation in the country

The Bolivarian Government, through the Ministry of the People’s Power for Ecosocialism (Minec), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), signed three letters of technical-financial agreements, with the aim of promoting the production of 2,200,000 trees for the reforestation of the national territory.

Foreign Minister Arreaza: After failed coup, they resumed immigration issue to attack Venezuela

Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, denounced that after the failed coup perpetrated by the Venezuelan opposition with guidelines from the US government, the perpetrators of the crime now intend to reposition the issue of migration in the media to attack Venezuela.

“The defeat and despair leads them to recycle issues, readjusting the obsessive aggression against the country,” he wrote through his Twitter account @jaarreaza.

In this regard, he highlighted the role of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which lends itself to deepen the opinion matrix by using alleged figures of the migration of Venezuelans, in order to request resources with unclear destinations.

.Venezuela undertakes reciprocal actions to the closure of the Embassy of Canada in Caracas

On Saturday, June 8th, the Venezuelan government reported that it will temporarily cease to serve in the consulates of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal due to the decision of the Canadian government to close its Embassy in Caracas. This was announced by the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, through his Twitter account @jaarreza.

In a statement, the National Government denounced that far from being an administrative matter, the decision to close the Canadian Embassy in Caracas is a political action that reflects the continued hostility of its government towards Venezuela, in subordination to the aggression of the administration of Donald Trump against the Venezuelan people and their democratic institutions. In this regard, the Venezuelan authorities will maintain their firm decisions, until the Canadian government recovers diplomatic synteresis and respect for international law.

President of the National Constituent Assembly meets with President Díaz-Canel and Commander Raúl Castro

President of the plenipotentiary National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Diosdado Cabello, met with the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, and the Army General and first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of that nation, Raúl Castro Ruz. Cabello traveled to Cuba with the purpose of strengthening the bonds of friendship and cooperation that the two countries maintain.

President Nicolás Maduro orders the opening of border crossings with Colombia

The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, ordered the reopening of the border crossings with Colombia in the Táchira state.

The measure was taken from Saturday, June 8th , the National Head of State informed in his Twitter account @NicolasMaduro, in which he adds that Venezuela is a people of peace that firmly defends its independence and self-determination.

It is worth noting that the President ordered the partial closure of the country’s border with the neighboring nation through the passages of San Antonio del Táchira and Ureña due to the attempts of interference favored by the United States, the Colombian government and the Venezuelan opposition to generate a false positive that supports a foreign military intervention.

Latin American Meeting of Local Governments and Participatory Democracy promotes government management with the people

Within the framework of the “Latin American Meeting of Local Governments and Participatory Democracy”, which brought together more than 100 local authorities from 19 Latin American and Caribbean countries in the city of Caracas, five working groups were formed to discuss the models of organization and communication between people and social movements with their respective governments, based on their local experience, in order to have a sovereign, democratic and participatory articulation as a result.

The Bolivarian Government and the International Federation of the Red Cross expand health coverage

“Despite the difficulties we have for the acquisition of medicines and supplies for health, we celebrate the opening of different mechanisms such as the one we established through the International Federation of the Red Cross, the president has instructed us to seek new alliances”, affirmed the Minister of the People’s Power for Health, Carlos Alvarado during the exchange of the road map established for cooperation and health care between the Ministry of the People’s Power for Health and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

7,700 million euros allocated to implement the National Mining Plan 2019-2025

A total of 7,700 million euros were allocated for the execution of the National Mining Plan 2019-2025, which will be carried out with the participation of national and international companies, announced the Head of State, Nicolás Maduro Moros. This planned investment estimates revenues to the Republic of at least 33 billion euros, the President said while asserting that the National Government has set itself the goal of recovering 100 percent of the country’s mining companies, for which 50 medium and large mining alliances will be formed.

In addition, 2,100 new alliances with artisanal mining will be added in order to expand the sector, “complying with the Law and respecting the environment”. The targets are part of the National Mining Plan 2019-2025, which also includes the recovery of 1,025 hectares historically affected by mining and replacing 100 percent of the use of mercury in mining with the adoption of low environmental impact technologies.