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Swiss-franc banknotes lie in a box at a Swiss bank in Zurich, April 9, 2019.(File Photo / REUTERS)

Swiss find $10 billion in suspicious Venezuelan funds: Report

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:32 PM IST
Since opening investigations in late 2019, public prosecutors in Zurich have become aware of funds held by people close to the Venezuelan government.
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President-elect Joe Biden removes his mask as he arrives to speak after the Electoral College formally elected him as president, Monday at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware.(AP)
President-elect Joe Biden removes his mask as he arrives to speak after the Electoral College formally elected him as president, Monday at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware.(AP)

Biden plans Cuba reset in rebuke of Trump’s sanctions strategy

By Bloomberg| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 10:04 PM IST
The prospect of a détente between Washington and Havana rekindles memories of the thaw that Biden helped champion during the Obama administration, when the two nations restored diplomatic ties that had been broken for decades following Fidel Castro’s rise to power.
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Fourteen people were killed after a boat carrying, migrants bound for Trinidad and Tobago was wrecked, Xinhua reported citing local authorities(REUTERS)
Fourteen people were killed after a boat carrying, migrants bound for Trinidad and Tobago was wrecked, Xinhua reported citing local authorities(REUTERS)

14 die in shipwreck between Venezuela and Trinidad

By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Caracas
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:09 PM IST
The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard said on social media that preliminary information suggested that the vessel departed on December 6 “with more than 20 people on board”
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The Trinidadian Coast Guard had said Saturday that Venezuelan authorities informed them that “11 bodies had been recovered that day in waters near the Venezuelan coastal town of Guiria,” in the northeastern state of Sucre.(Twitter/Representational image)
The Trinidadian Coast Guard had said Saturday that Venezuelan authorities informed them that “11 bodies had been recovered that day in waters near the Venezuelan coastal town of Guiria,” in the northeastern state of Sucre.(Twitter/Representational image)

14 dead in migrant shipwreck between Venezuela and Trinidad

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Caracas
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 08:29 AM IST
Venezuelan opposition deputy Robert Alcala, who represents Sucre state, said that migrant departures to Trinidad often used precarious boats loaded with too much weight.
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President Nicolas Maduro is poised to regain control of Venezuela’s National Assembly on Sunday, in a vote that’s being boycotted by the main opposition parties(AFP)
President Nicolas Maduro is poised to regain control of Venezuela’s National Assembly on Sunday, in a vote that’s being boycotted by the main opposition parties(AFP)

Venezuela’s last democratic institution poised to fall to Nicolas Maduro

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 06:42 PM IST
Voter turnout is expected to be between 25% and 36%, according to Venezuelan pollsters. A win for Maduro will further weaken the position of opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognized as the legitimate ruler of Venezuela by the US and dozens of its allies
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Amid a breakdown in relations and absence of US diplomats in the Carcass embassy, Washington has its first ambassador for Venezuela in a decade.(Representational)
Amid a breakdown in relations and absence of US diplomats in the Carcass embassy, Washington has its first ambassador for Venezuela in a decade.(Representational)

First time in decade, US names ambassador to Venezuela amid tension

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:09 PM IST
James Story’s nomination as ambassador was confirmed by a US Senate voice vote. But relations between the two countries have been bitter for the past decade, more so under President Trump. Could the Biden administration change that?
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Brazil's Marquinhos wipes his face with his jersey at the end of the first half during a qualifying soccer match against Venezuela for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Sao Paulo.(AP)
Brazil's Marquinhos wipes his face with his jersey at the end of the first half during a qualifying soccer match against Venezuela for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Sao Paulo.(AP)

Brazil win but preparing for “war” against Uruguay

By Reuters | SAO PAULO
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 01:33 PM IST
Edinson Cavani scored after five minutes, Luis Suarez doubled their lead from the penalty spot early in the second half and Darwin Nunez rounded off the scoring in 73 minutes.
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Lucas Paqueta, Roberto Firmimo, Danilo and Richarlison celebrate after their victory over Venezuela(Getty Images)
Lucas Paqueta, Roberto Firmimo, Danilo and Richarlison celebrate after their victory over Venezuela(Getty Images)

Brazil leads World Cup qualifying group, Uruguay beats Colombia

By Associated Press | Sao Paolo
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 09:52 AM IST
Brazil unconvincingly beat Venezuela 1-0 at home, but that was enough for coach Tite’s team to take the lead in South American World Cup qualifying with nine points from three matches even as Uruguay defeated Colombia 3-0.
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Artist Susan Applewhite attaches her recycled cardboard art onto a bus stop.(AP)
Artist Susan Applewhite attaches her recycled cardboard art onto a bus stop.(AP)

Artist uses recycled cardboard to create artworks, hangs them at bus stops in Venezuela’s Caracas

By Associated Press | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Caracas, Venezuela
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 03:04 AM IST
Painter Susan Applewhite uses recycled cardboard as her canvas and hangs images of flora and fauna at Caracas bus stops.
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The Republican president reverted instead to a decades-old US policy of choking the one-party state’s already inefficient state-run economy to force reform(Reuters)
The Republican president reverted instead to a decades-old US policy of choking the one-party state’s already inefficient state-run economy to force reform(Reuters)

US Election 2020: Cuba has a big stake in US election after Trump’s trashing of detente

By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Havana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Cuba has more at stake in the upcoming US election than most countries in Latin America as the Trump administration has focused much of its foreign policy in the region on measures aimed, it says, at bringing about democracy in the country
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Venezuela’s Maduro, citing Pope, asks congress to consider same-sex marriage(Twitter/NicolasMaduro/downwithtyranny/gaymen_online)
Venezuela’s Maduro, citing Pope, asks congress to consider same-sex marriage(Twitter/NicolasMaduro/downwithtyranny/gaymen_online)

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro asks congress to consider same-sex marriage, quotes Pope Francis’ support

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Caracas
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:33 AM IST
Citing Pope Francis’ recent supporting comments on the rights of gay people, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro asks National Assembly to discuss same-sex marriage in next term
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Venezuelans return to beach after 7 months as government relaxes lockdown(Twitter/chapoisat)
Venezuelans return to beach after 7 months as government relaxes lockdown(Twitter/chapoisat)

Venezuelans return to beach after 7 months as government relaxes Covid-19 lockdown measures

By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | La Guaira, Venezuela
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:54 AM IST
With social distancing still in place, restaurants, flower shops, bars, liquor stores and ice cream parlours open along the seaside boulevard as Venezuelans return to beach after 7 months of Covid-19 lockdown
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FILE PHOTO: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (REUTERS/Manaure Quintero/File Photo)
FILE PHOTO: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (REUTERS/Manaure Quintero/File Photo)

Venezuela plans to use Russian and Chinese Covid-19 vaccines, says President Maduro

By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral | Caracas
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 10:59 AM IST
The vaccines, Maduro said, should arrive by ‘December, January, December-January,’ so that vaccination can be started. Venezuela received a first batch of the Russian ‘Sputnik-V’ coronavirus vaccine in early October.
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Large-scale trials of the Sputnik V vaccine in India were first announced and then knocked back by Indian regulators.(Unsplash)
Large-scale trials of the Sputnik V vaccine in India were first announced and then knocked back by Indian regulators.(Unsplash)

Russia receives renewed approval for Covid-19 vaccine trials in India: RDIF

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Moscow
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 04:09 PM IST
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd have received renewed approval to conduct late-stage clinical trials in India of the Russian Covid-19 vaccine.
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, delivers opening remarks to the high-level virtual panel entitled "Participation, Human Rights and the Governance Challenge Ahead," Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York.(AP)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, delivers opening remarks to the high-level virtual panel entitled "Participation, Human Rights and the Governance Challenge Ahead," Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York.(AP)

Covid-19 can’t crush human rights, declares UN gathering

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Johannesburg
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 10:26 PM IST
“In many places around the world, participation is being denied and civic space is being crushed,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on the sidelines of the annual UN gathering of world leaders, this year held online.
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Venezuela, owner of the world’s largest oil reserves, has been struggling to find ships willing to risk sanctions after the Trump administration announced sanctions on six vessels and its shipowners for transporting its crude.(Reuters file photo)
Venezuela, owner of the world’s largest oil reserves, has been struggling to find ships willing to risk sanctions after the Trump administration announced sanctions on six vessels and its shipowners for transporting its crude.(Reuters file photo)

Venezuela and Iran buck US sanctions again to export crude

By Bloomberg | Posted by Amrutha Kosuru
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 06:47 PM IST
The shipments give some respite to the nation’s hobbled oil industry, as most shipowners avoid doing business with the country for fear of sanctions.
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro.(REUTERS)
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro.(REUTERS)

Venezuela govt says it has pardoned more than 50 opposition leaders

By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Caracas
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 01:16 AM IST
The effort signals that the ruling Socialist Party is seeking to boost participation in the upcoming vote, which part of the opposition had vowed to boycott on the grounds that it is rigged.
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Guidance on face masks is being issued from Australia to Venezuela to help stem the pandemic, which has infected more than 23 million people and killed at least 810,000 worldwide.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Guidance on face masks is being issued from Australia to Venezuela to help stem the pandemic, which has infected more than 23 million people and killed at least 810,000 worldwide.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)

Starbucks cafe’s Covid outbreak spared employees who wore masks

By Bloomberg| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2020 11:08 AM IST
The August 8 outbreak in the South Korean city of Paju is another example of how rapidly the SARS-CoV-2 virus can spread in confined, indoor spaces -- as well as ways to minimize transmission.
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The MT Wila is boarded by Iranian navy commandos in the Gulf of Oman off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates.(AP)
The MT Wila is boarded by Iranian navy commandos in the Gulf of Oman off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates.(AP)

Tehran says tankers seized by US were carrying Iranian fuel

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 03:54 PM IST
Retaliatory action by Iran could disrupt energy markets if Tehran interferes with international oil tankers transiting the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most critical choke point for oil shipments.
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Leaders like Nelson Mandela and even Barack Obama would perhaps have at least been able to inspire some of the populace to think rightly in order for individuals to give off their best for the larger good.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Leaders like Nelson Mandela and even Barack Obama would perhaps have at least been able to inspire some of the populace to think rightly in order for individuals to give off their best for the larger good.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)

Random forays: Our world needs true leaders today

By Vivek Atray | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 10:48 PM IST
Why is humanity unable to produce inspirational and impactful leaders in this era of widespread knowledge and high learning?
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A child and his grandmother wear face masks as they hold their arms after receiving a vaccine as part of the start of the seasonal flu vaccination campaign as a preventive measure due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Santiago, Chile.(REUTERS)
A child and his grandmother wear face masks as they hold their arms after receiving a vaccine as part of the start of the seasonal flu vaccination campaign as a preventive measure due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Santiago, Chile.(REUTERS)

UN warns Covid-19 has threatened child vaccination programs

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | DAKAR, Senegal
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 10:52 PM IST
That survey found more than 30 measles campaigns around the world have been, or are at risk of being halted, a move likely to worsen outbreaks of the highly contagious disease.
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With Venezuela now three months into a(Unsplash)
With Venezuela now three months into a(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Venezuelan music, dance teachers reach kids online amid pandemic

By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Caracas
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 12:54 PM IST
Though the pandemic has caused a similar shift in many countries, Venezuela’s children are at unusual risk due to a dire economic crisis that has exacerbated child malnutrition and weakened access to education.
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The Americas right now have become the world’s epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.(Reuters Photo)
The Americas right now have become the world’s epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.(Reuters Photo)

Covid-19: Venezuelans, other refugees face huge pandemic hardships, says UN

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Geneva
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2020 01:46 PM IST
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said 164 countries have either partially or totally closed their borders to fight Covid-19.
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In August, US tightened its sanctions on Venezuela, warning that any foreign entity that continued to do business with the South American country’s government could find itself subject to sanctions.(Reuters)
In August, US tightened its sanctions on Venezuela, warning that any foreign entity that continued to do business with the South American country’s government could find itself subject to sanctions.(Reuters)

Vast amounts of Venezuelan oil are hidden en route to China, bypassing US sanctions: Data, documents

By Reuters | Posted by: Shivani Kumar | Caracas/ Mexico city
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 06:18 PM IST
China’s largest oil company, like customers in some other countries, seemed to be knuckling under to US President Donald Trump’s threats, despite Chinese President Xi Jinping’s professed support for Maduro.
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BSF officials said that they are in touch with officials of the state forest department and the birds would be handed over to officials from Alipore Zoo in Kolkata.
BSF officials said that they are in touch with officials of the state forest department and the birds would be handed over to officials from Alipore Zoo in Kolkata.

Endangered helmeted curassow birds seized at Indo-Bangla border in south Bengal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2020 07:35 PM IST
According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, helmeted curassows are endangered species and are found in the forests of Columbia and Venezuela.
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Rabbit raiser Nelson Aguilar pauses during an interview at the rooftop of his home amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Havana, Cuba, May 26, 2020. Picture taken May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini(REUTERS)
Rabbit raiser Nelson Aguilar pauses during an interview at the rooftop of his home amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Havana, Cuba, May 26, 2020. Picture taken May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini(REUTERS)

My rabbit for your detergent? Cubans turn to barter as shortages worsen amid coronavirus pandemic

By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Havana
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Nelson Aguilar used to sell the rabbits that he raises on his Havana rooftop to restaurants. Now, with an ongoing pandemic, the 70-year-old uses them as currency, exchanging them for food or detergent to avoid multi-hour queues at poorly stocked shops.
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Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Families are major source of abuse for lesbian, bisexual women and trans people

By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 02:34 PM IST
Family members are often the main perpetrators of abuse against lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people, according to a major global report published on Monday.
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Neighbors cheer from different rooftops during a nationwide quarantine.(REUTERS)
Neighbors cheer from different rooftops during a nationwide quarantine.(REUTERS)

Neighbours celebrate happy hour in quarantine in Venezuela, pass wine across rooftops

By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Caracas
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 09:45 PM IST
People share wine maintaining proper social distancing rules.
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Charles Oliveira in action.(Twitter)
Charles Oliveira in action.(Twitter)

Charles Oliveira wins in eerie silence as UFC Brasilia defies coronavirus fears

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 09:34 AM IST
With the local government having banned large gatherings in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the usual gladiatorial atmosphere of a fight night was absent as the thousands of seats remained unfilled. 
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Guatemala’s new president announced Thursday that his government is breaking off diplomatic relations with Venezuela.(Alejandro Giammattei/Twitter)
Guatemala’s new president announced Thursday that his government is breaking off diplomatic relations with Venezuela.(Alejandro Giammattei/Twitter)

Guatemala breaks off diplomatic relations with Venezuela

By Associated Press | Guatemala City
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2020 05:25 AM IST
Two days after his inauguration, President Alejandro Giammattei said he had ordered Guatemala’s foreign secretary to recall the last person remaining in the country’s embassy in Venezuela’s capital and close the building.
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