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THE Government's plans to acquire Venezuela's 49 per cent share in the Petrojam refinery is closely being monitored by international rating agency, Moodys Investment Services.In an interview which preceded Tuesday's...

Bye Bye Alba Petrocaribe
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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is hell bent in not allowing U.S. aid into the country. The embattled president closed Venezuela’s border with Brazil on Thursday until further notice amid a [...]

Cuba eyes Qatar, Algeria for oil with Venezuela in crisis
Jamaica Observer

Havana , Cuba (AFP) — With top ally Venezuela in crisis, Cuba is moving to cover its oil needs elsewhere, seeking possible alternative supplies in Qatar and Algeria, officials said Monday.Foreign Trade Minister...

Venezuela prosecutor to investigate Guaido appointments
Jamaica Gleaner

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor said Thursday he has launched an investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s appointment of a transitional board of directors for the state oil company.

Lime Hall holding out for Petrojam deal with PDV Caribe
Jamaica Gleaner

Despite the tabling of a bill by the Jamaican Government for the hostile takeover of Venezuela’s minority holdings in the Petrojam refinery, the principals in A & A Lime Hall Development Company are still...

Maduro offers incentives for dollars
Jamaica Gleaner

When Jose Humberto Vivas needs to trade dollars for Venezuelan bolivars, he usually flouts the nation’s rigid exchange controls by turning to illegal currency traders. But last week, Vivas put a few hundred dollars...

Maduro calls for return of Venezuela’s gold deposited in United Kingdom
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has called on Britain to return “more than 80 tons of gold” reserves deposited in London instead of sending humanitarian aid, in an interview...

Cuba keeping a watchful eye over events in ally Venezuela
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is hanging onto power in the crisis-wracked country in large part thanks to backing from the military, which according to the United States, is receiving...

The US declares economic war against Venezuela
Jamaica Observer

Since the election of Hugo Chavez in December of 1998, Venezuelans have embraced Chavismo. This peculiar form of socialism has allowed Venezuela to morph into what is, in essence, an organised crime syndicate and has...

IMF must await recognition of Venezuelan government: spokesman
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — It would be “premature” for the International Monetary Fund to consider any financial aid for Venezuela until there is a consensus on recognising a government in Caracas,...

EU nations step up pressure on Venezuela’s Maduro
Jamaica Gleaner

A key group of European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country’s interim president on Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolás Maduro to resign and...

Walter Molano | Venezuela: Countdown to Armageddon
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Venezuelans must be allowed to determine their destiny
Jamaica Observer

The political crisis that currently obtains in Venezuela ought to be of serious concern to all well-thinking people, not only because of the bloodshed that could occur, but also because of the effects of further...

Venezuela devalues currency to align it with black market
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela devalued its currency by almost 35 per cent yesterday to bring it into line with the exchange rate of the dollar on the black market.The exchange rate is now fixed at 3,200...

David Jessop | Dialogue not ideology required to address Venezuelan crisis
Jamaica Gleaner

Last Wednesday Juan Guaidó, the President of Venezuela’s National Assembly, took an informal oath of office and declared himself the country’s interim president. In a choreographed response the United States...

Venezuela crisis: Familiar geopolitical sides take shape
Jamaica Gleaner

Russia, China, Iran, Syria, and Cuba have come down on one side. The United States, Canada, and countries in Western Europe are on the other.

Venezuela — a top oil exporter in deep crisis
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) —Venezuela, where opposition leader Juan Guaido has declared himself interim leader as President Nicolas Maduro comes under increasing criticism, is Latin America's top oil exporter but...

Argentina ends 2018 with second highest inflation in Latin America
Jamaica Observer

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AFP) — Argentina ended 2018 with the second-highest inflation figure in Latin America, behind only crisis-wracked Venezuela, the national statistics institute said yesterday.Argentina's...

David Jessop | Venezuela will continue to divide the hemisphere
Jamaica Gleaner

Speaking on January 10  after being sworn in for a second six-year term, Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro declared that his country would “construct 21st century socialism” was “a democracy...

Venezuela's economy, political crisis
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro started a second, six-year term Thursday despite international cries urging him to step down and return democratic rule to a country suffering a historic...

Maduro issues threat to 'interventionist' regional rivals
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro hit out at his regional detractors on Wednesday, threatening to take “diplomatic measures” against them if they refuse to acknowledge his...

Venezuela's isolated Maduro to begin new term with economy in tatters
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) —Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro yesterday began a new term that critics dismiss as illegitimate, with the economy in free fall and the country more isolated than ever.

Venezuela disputes Guyana’s account of incident involving ExxonMobil ships
Jamaica Gleaner

Venezuela disputes Guyana's account of incident involving ExxonMobil shipsCARACAS, Venezuela:Venezuela has disputed Guyana's account of what Georgetown said was the dangerous incursion into local waters after a Norwegian...

Venezuela's isolated Maduro to begin new term with economy in tatters
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas on Thursday Maduro begins a new term that critics dismiss as illegitimate, with the economy in free fall and the country more isolated than ever.

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