Venezuela slams use of UNHRC for “political” ends

CARACAS, Dec 4 (NNN-Xinhua) — Venezuela denounced a handful of countries for using the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for “political” ends.

Writing on Twitter, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza said that the country “rejects the political use of the mechanisms of the UNHRC,” given the creation of a fact-finding mission by the UNHRC to investigate alleged human rights abuses in the South American country.

Venezuelan diplomats return home from Bolivia after expulsion

CARACAS, November 18. /TASS/: All the Venezuelan diplomats who were working in Bolivia have returned back, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told reporters on Sunday.

"Today, after persecution and threats in Bolivia the diplomatic personnel returned to Venezuela," Maduro said in a speech broadcast by the national TV. The leader also stressed that "nazi-fascist forces" took power in Bolivia.

Venezuela continues to develop despite US blockade: Pres Maduro

CARACAS, Nov 6 (NNN-Prensa Latina) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stressed on Tuesday that Venezuela is moving forward despite the tightening of the US economic blockade.

‘The year 2019 has been a complex one, hard, full of conspiracies, plots, international aggressions and many lessons learned. We prove that Venezuela can triumph and move forward victorious throughout the 21st century, with the flag of the Revolution flying high,’ the president tweeted.

Russian deputy premier meets with Venezuelan president Maduro in Caracas

CARACAS, October 6. /TASS/: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Saturday at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas.

The meeting at the Venezuelan president’s office lasted less than an hour.

Prior to the meeting, Maduro said the Russian deputy premier’s visit to Caracas was very important in the wake of his recent talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian deputy prime minister in Venezuela to support Pres Maduro

CARACAS, Oct 6 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov met Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday to underline Moscow’s support for the leftist leader that has helped him stay in power despite intense Western pressure to quit.

Moscow has acted as a lender of last resort for Venezuela, with the government and oil giant Rosneft providing at least $17 billion in loans and credit lines since 2006.

Venezuela signs drug cooperation agreements with several countries

CARACAS, Oct 6 (NNN-Prensa Latina) — The head of the National Anti-Drug Office (ONA) Alberto Matheus reported that Venezuela has signed 42 cooperation agreements on drug matters with 37 countries.

Among the agreements, the ones signed with the United Nations Organization and the Cooperation Program between Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union in drug policies stand out, said the official during the training on these issues to the operational units of the Coast Guard Command in the Naval Base CA. Agustín Armario, in Carabobo state.

Russian military specialists arrive in Venezuela — Maduro

CARACAS, September 28. /TASS/: Two planes with Russian military specialists arrived in Venezuela to render technical support to the country, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday.

"Several days ago, two planes landed with personnel, rendering military and technical support. They are in Venezuela. Those who arrived in the beginning of the year, flew away, a new team arrived," Maduro said in a broadcast released via Twitter.

13 million Venezuelans sign petition to protect sovereignty

CARACAS, September 22. /TASS/: More than 13 million Venezuelans have signed the petition to protect national sovereignty against US economic sanctions, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Saturday.

"I extend my congratulations to the great anti-imperialistic march of our people that filled the streets of Caracas with a beautiful act of love and patriotism to deliver 13,287,742 signatures for peace and national sovereignty," the Venezuelan leader said via Twitter.

It is noted that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will receive all the signatures.

Venezuelan government ready for Norway-mediated talks with opposition — Maduro

CARACAS, September 18. /TASS/: The Venezuelan government is ready to engage in a new round of Norway-mediated talks with the opposition at any moment, the country’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday.

"When Norway would want to invite us to a new meeting to revew the clauses that we had discussed with them and the opposition, we will give our consent regardless of when, where and how the meeting will be held," Maduro said in a speech aired via Twitter.

Venezuelan government and opposition sign peace dialogue agreement

CARACAS, Sept 17 (NNN-Prensa Latina) — The Government and the opposition of Venezuela signed on Monday an agreement and installation of the National Dialogue Table for Peace, in accordance with the principles of sovereignty and self-determination of the South American country.

With the purpose of contributing to a political solution among Venezuelans, both parties agreed to deal with the promptness and urgency of the case, the new formation of the National Electoral Council and the guarantees that must accompany the voting processes.

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