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By Edition On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Citgo Petroleum slows Aruba refinery revamp due to US sanctions

HOUSTON - Houston-based Citgo Petroleum has slowed work on an overhaul of its 235,000-barrel-per-day Aruba refinery due to a lack of financing stemming from U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA, the refining More...

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a gathering in support of him and his proposal for the National Constituent Assembly in Caracas
By Edition On Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Venezuela election could trigger deeper sanctions, exiles

CARACAS - The Venezuelan government’s decision to plow ahead with early presidential elections over the objections of the opposition risks spurring more international sanctions and exacerbating an economic and More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Central Bank: EU sanctions

WILLEMSTAD - On 13 November 2017 the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted restrictive measures in view of the continuing deterioration of democracy, the rule of law and human rights in Venezuela. Travel restrictions More...

By Edition On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Minister Zijlstra wants new consultations between ABC islands and Venezuela after EU sanctions

BRUSSELS - The Netherlands together with Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao wants to consult with Venezuela again. This new consultation round will take place after the European Union has imposed sanctions against Venezuela More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

EU sanctions against Venezuela bad for ABC Islands

BRUSSELS - Restricted sanctions which were unanimously proclaimed by the European Union against Venezuela threaten to reinforce the blockade of the Latin American country against Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. Venezuela More...

By Edition On Monday, November 13th, 2017

EU adopts sanctions against Venezuela

BRUSSELS -  The European Union is banning arms sales to Venezuela and setting up a system for asset freezes and travel restrictions on some Venezuelan officials to ramp up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. The More...

By Edition On Monday, September 25th, 2017

Canada imposes sanctions on Maduro regime in Venezuela

OTTAWA - In support of the people of Venezuela, Canada has announced sanctions on key figures in the Maduro regime to send a clear message that their anti-democratic behaviour has consequences. Chrystia Freeland, More...

By Edition On Monday, September 11th, 2017

Venezuela’s Maduro seeks debt negotiations after US sanctions

CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has invited bondholders to unspecified “negotiations” over the country’s foreign debt in coming days, in response to recent US financial sanctions. With Venezuela More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

“Trump’s financial sanctions against Venezuela are the continuation of a four-year-old economic war and financial blockade”

Some people would have probably thought that the newly enacted US financial sanctions against Venezuela are just a new experiment by the US Government to try to help Venezuelans free themselves from a ruthless socialist More...

By Edition On Friday, September 1st, 2017

US announces new PDVSA sanctions

WASHINGTON - Last Friday, the Trump administration introduced new sanctions on the Venezuelan government that will make it more difficult for state-run oil firm PDVSA to access foreign investment. PDVSA is heavily More...