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By Edition On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Venezuela abandons US dollar in favour of euro for international transactions

CARACAS - Venezuela is abandoning the US dollar and all future transactions on the Venezuelan exchange market will be made in euros, Tareck El Aissami, the country’s vice president for economy, has announced. Financial More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Curaçao flooded by refugees: ‘crisis unacceptable’

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao is currently being flooded with refugees from Venezuela, but there is a total lack of help on the island. "The situation is worrisome and unacceptable," says Tineke Ceelen, director of Refugee More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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EU: For the time being no new sanctions against Venezuela

LUXEMBURG - The European Union is not taking any new sanctions against Venezuela for the time being. The foreign ministers decided this at a meeting in Luxembourg. "But there is no question of a softening of the More...

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By Edition On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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UN Refugee Agency ramps up support for Venezuelans

CARACAS - With the help of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), Colombia is showing “extraordinary solidarity” towards Venezuelans displaced amid the country’s on-going economic and political crisis, said agency More...

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By Edition On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Letter to Curaçaoan and Dutch Authorities on Venezuela Asylum Seekers

To Kajsa Ollongren, Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relation Raymond Knops, State Secretary Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Kingdom of the Netherlands Quincy More...

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By Edition On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Venezuela prisons ‘beyond monstrous’, warns UN

CARACAS - Conditions in Venezuela’s prisons are “beyond monstrous”, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said yesterday, before calling for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of a leading More...

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By Edition On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Minister of Foreign Affairs signs agreement with Venezuelan Minister suspected of torture

THE HAGUE - Minister Stef Blok (Foreign Affairs) has concluded an agreement on the abolition of a border blockade with the former Venezuelan vice president Tareck El Aissami. Blok knew that the EU would impose sanctions More...

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By Edition On Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Venezuela says Colombia’s president shielding Maduro’s attackers

CARACAS - Venezuela kept up its war of words on neighbor Colombia on Sunday, saying its president Ivan Duque was shielding the authors of an alleged attempt to assassinate its president Nicolas Maduro. Caracas More...

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By Edition On Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Blok is going to demand attention for Venezuela in Europe

WILLEMSTAD - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dutch Kingdom Stef Blok is going to draw attention to the influx of Venezuelan refugees to Curaçao and Aruba. He will do this at the meeting of all Ministers More...

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By Edition On Sunday, October 7th, 2018
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Senior US lawmaker on foreign relations to visit Venezuela

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will travel to Venezuela “to assess the current situation,” a spokeswoman said, amid tensions between Caracas and Washington. The spokeswoman More...