Tag Archives: Chávez

February 16, 2014

Venezuela’s Lopez to march on Tuesday, says ready to face arrest

Reuters — A Venezuelan opposition leader wanted by police in connection with deadly street protests said on Sunday he will march with his supporters in the capital Caracas on Tuesday, and that he is ready to face arrest if necessary. Read more: http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-venezuela-protests-20140213,0,437076.story#axzz2tdZ06rPT

February 13, 2014

Venezuela anti-government rally turns deadly

Al Jazeera — At least four people have been killed, including a police officer, after thousands of Venezuelans opposing President Nicolas Maduro took to the streets of Caracas following two weeks of anti-government protests across the country. Gunfire erupted in the centre of the capital when armed members of a pro-government vigilante group arrived on… read more »

February 10, 2014

Venezuela suspends sending of remittances to Colombia

EFE – The Venezuelan government suspended for an indefinite period the sending of family remittances to people living in Colombia, according to a special edition of the Official Gazette on Monday. The prohibition against sending money outside Venezuela to relatives in Colombia will remain in effect “until the mechanism and the… read more »

January 31, 2014

Cuba back in Caribbean Series of baseball after 54-year absence

Daniel Trotta, Reuters – Cuba returns to the Caribbean Series of baseball for the first time in 54 years this weekend at a time of time of high interest in Cuban talent after some of its best players defected in recent years in search of multimillion-dollar contracts. The Cuban team Villa Clara,… read more »

July 18, 2013

Caracas Connect, July 2013 Report

Twelve weeks after the April 14 presidential election, the shape of government under President Nicolás Maduro has begun to take form. Although Latin American governments have recognized his victory in the election to replace the deceased President Hugo Chávez Frías, the United States continues to withhold formal recognition of the result.

May 19, 2013

Venezuela says taking steps to restore U.S. diplomatic ties

Reuters – Venezuela’s recent designation of an acting head of its diplomatic mission in the United States shows the OPEC nation’s desire to restore full diplomatic relations, the foreign minister said in an interview broadcast on Sunday. Disputes between Caracas and Washington were common during the 14-year-rule of late socialist… read more »

March 15, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Cuba A-Z (from Aruca to Zoo-bio)

The New York Times once described him as “a cheerful, box-shaped man with a face like a friendly bulldog.”  Like a bulldog, Francisco Aruca was resolute and courageous, friendly with strangers and, when provoked, he was a force to be reckoned with. So, we were stricken when friends like Silvia… read more »

March 8, 2013

New York Times: “After Chávez, a Chance to Rethink Relations With Cuba”

Robert E. White, New York Times — For most of our history, the United States assumed that its security was inextricably linked to a partnership with Latin America. This legacy dates from the Monroe Doctrine, articulated in 1823, through the Rio pact, the postwar treaty that pledged the United States… read more »

March 7, 2013

In South Bronx, Memories of Chávez and the Aid He Gave

Frances Robles, The New York Times -Lucia Solano became something of a stalker when Hugo Chávez visited the South Bronx in 2005. Ms. Solano’s organization, Servicio Basico Educativo, was $18,000 behind in rent and faced eviction. Mr. Chávez, she was sure, could help. He was the controversial leftist president of… read more »

March 7, 2013

Latin America After Chávez: Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil

Lula da Silva, The New York Times – History will affirm, justifiably, the role Hugo Chávez played in the integration of Latin America, and the significance of his 14-year presidency to the poor people of Venezuela, where he died on Tuesday after a long struggle with cancer. However, before history… read more »