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OAS urges Venezuela to reconsider its electoral process

Friday, February 23, 2018

OAS urges Venezuela to reconsider its electoral process


The Organization of American States (OAS) was meeting in Washington on Tuesday from 10:00 AM local time on the subject of Venezuela and “the latest events” that have occurred in the Caribbean country. 19 of the 24 members voted in favor of a resolution calling on Venezuela to postpone the elections scheduled for April. More...

Top US diplomat in Venezuela under fire for tough comments


The head of Venezuela's government-controlled assembly on Thursday accused the top U.S. diplomat in Caracas of promoting a coup and threatened to take "corresponding diplomatic measures" against him but stopped short of saying he would be expelled. National Constituent Assembly president Delcy Rodriguez issued a series of tweets targeting U.S. charge d'affaires Todd Robinson. They follow the release of an interview he gave a local online publication critical of the Venezuelan government. Relations have long been tense between the United States and Venezuela, an oil-rich country in a deepening political and economic crisis. Robinson told the publication RunRunes that it is possible Washington could ratchet up sanctions against Venezuela's critical oil sector, on top of sanctioning dozens of key government officials, such as President Nicolas Maduro. More…

Cash-strapped Venezuela faces eviction from Miami consulate


Venezuela’s cash-strapped government faces eviction from a Miami building it once owned after its consulate failed to pay rent since August. The notice demanding the consulate vacate the building in the ritzy Brickell neighborhood was filed on February 15 in a Miami-Dade county court. The landlord, a developer behind Miami’s tallest high-rise, the still-being-built Panorama Tower, said Venezuela owes $142,119 in unpaid rent. The potential eviction is a major reversal for Venezuela’s government, which owned the building until 2005, when it sold it for $70 million. More…

The petro hasn’t raised a dime


The NEM blockchain (the network for transferring PTR) allows anyone to see the full record of transactions, and there have been zero —  all petros are controlled by one address. So how exactly did they raise that much money? On promises that they’ll send investors PTR in a few days? Who is that gullible? Caption as of February 22nd, 12 noon: the blockchain shows that one address controls 100 million petros (PTR), 78.6 “petros-presale-transfer”, and 38.4 million “petro-presale” (no, we don’t know what these are). More…

Argentina eases residency application for Venezuelan immigrants


Argentina is giving Venezuelan immigrants extra time to present documents needed to obtain residency due to delays in obtaining paperwork from their homeland, the head of the country’s migration authority said on Thursday. Like other South American countries, Argentina has experienced a surge in immigration from Venezuela, as hundreds of thousands flee the OPEC nation’s deepening economic crisis.. More…