Tag Archives: Venezuela

April 21, 2014

OPEC to grant $50m in loans for water projects

Cuba Standard – The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) will grant close to $50 million in loans for water rehabilitation projects in Cuba over the next two years, official dailyGranma reported. The announcement came after a meeting in Havana by OFID General Director Suleiman J. Al-Herbish with First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel. Al-Herbish… read more »

April 1, 2014

Nicolás Maduro: Venezuela: A Call for Peace

Nicolás Maduro, The New York Times – The recent protests in Venezuela have made international headlines. Much of the foreign media coverage has distorted the reality of my country and the facts surrounding the events. Venezuelans are proud of our democracy. We have built a participatory democratic movement from the… read more »

March 24, 2014

Soldier, pregnant woman killed in Venezuela unrest

Daniel Wallis, Reuters — A pregnant woman was shot dead near Caracas and a soldier was killed in the western state of Merida, officials said, as the death toll from weeks of anti-government protests in Venezuela rose to 36 on Monday. Supporters of both sides and members of the security… read more »

March 23, 2014

Venezuela attorney-general cites ‘excesses’ in protest crackdown, but says police mostly lawful

AP — Venezuela’s attorney-general says some security force members have committed “excesses” in dealing with anti-government protesters, but insists most officers are following the law. Attorney General Luisa Ortega says prosecutors are pursuing 60 investigations into alleged human rights violations by security force members in confronting protests that began five… read more »

March 21, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Colonel Campbell, Guantánamo, and righting wrongs

When Army Col. Larry Campbell approached the podium on February 22nd to deliver his remarks to The Black Heritage Organization to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, he did nothing wrong. To the contrary, he spoke truths that deserved the attention of a wider audience. In his address, Col…. read more »

March 21, 2014

CDA Conference Call on Venezuela, featuring Prof. Dan Hellinger and Prof. Alejandro Velasco

On March 6, 2014, the Center for Democracy in the Americas hosted a conference call regarding ongoing protests and violence in Venezuela. The topics discussed on this call were: The problems posed by the U.S. media coverage of the conflict; A comparison with other instances in the past 15 years… read more »

March 14, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: The Download on Cuba and the News Blast

This week, the News Blast is bursting with developments in Cuba and U.S. policy. We imagine you want to get to it, so we’ll keep our introductory remarks - harrumph - relatively brief. Earlier this week, we came across a well-worn speech delivered by President John F. Kennedy at the University of… read more »

March 14, 2014

Salvadoran Presidential Election: Official Results Next Week, FMLN Promises an Inclusive Government

El Salvador’s 2014 presidential election will be remembered for setting at least three historic precedents: the election of the first former guerrilla combatants as president and vice-president, the closest results in history, and ARENA’s unparalleled surge of support between the first and second electoral rounds, which nearly returned their party… read more »

March 14, 2014

US urges Maduro to end Venezuela ‘terror campaign’

AFP — US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro Thursday to “end this terror campaign” against his own people. In one of his strongest statements yet after more than a month of student and opposition protests against Maduro’s government, Kerry said the international community needed… read more »

March 10, 2014

No Winner in Salvadoran Runoff Election: Tensions rise with final count scheduled Monday

Just hours after polls closed on Sunday, March 9th, the Electoral Tribunal (TSE) counted over 99% of the votes in El Salvador’s presidential election runoff, but was unable to declare a winner. Of the nearly three million votes cast, the governing FMLN party was ahead of conservative ARENA by about… read more »