Venezuela opposition politician Guevara freed after talks

Venezuela opposition politician Guevara freed after talks

  Venezuelan opposition politician Freddy Guevara has been released from jail two days after the government of President Nicolás Maduro and opposition representatives met in Mexico. Mr Guevara had been arrested in July and charged with treason and terrorism. The release of political prisoners was one of the demands made by the opposition at the […]

Mexico to be site of Venezuelan government-opposition talks

Mexico to be site of Venezuelan government-opposition talks

Mexico will host a new round of talks between Venezuela’s government and opposition with Norway mediating, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday. Without providing more details, López Obrador said Mexico offered to be the site of talks expected to begin Aug. 13 between representatives of Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro and the opposition. “We accept […]

Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas is the queen of the triple jump

Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas is the queen of the triple jump

Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas soared out to 15.67 metres on last Sunday to smash the world record with her final attempt, as she became the first woman Olympic champion in her country’s history. A charismatic presence throughout, Rojas began with a brilliant jump of 15.41m that took her 2cm beyond the Olympic record set […]

Guyana says Venezuela detained two fishing vessels in its waters

Guyana says Venezuela detained two fishing vessels  in its waters

GEORGETOWN – Guyana said  on Saturday that a Venezuelan navy vessel detained two vessels that were fishing in Guyana’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), the latest dispute in a long-running border conflict between the two South American nations. (Exclusive Economic Zones, or EEZs, are maritime areas in which countries have special rights with regards to the […]

CARICOM concerned about Venezuela’s plan to establish territory in disputed region of Guyana

CARICOM concerned about Venezuela’s plan to establish territory in disputed region of Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana  — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  said on Tuesday  that  it was “deeply disappointed and concerned” by Venezuela’s announcement of a plan to establish a new territory in the area over which it is embroiled in a dispute with Guyana. In a statement issued as CARICOM  leaders met virtually for their 13th Special Emergency […]

14 dead in migrant shipwreck between Venezuela and Trinidad

14 dead in migrant shipwreck between Venezuela  and Trinidad

CARACAS, Venezuela – The Venezuelan government said on Sunday it had found 14 bodies after a ship carrying migrants bound for Trinidad and Tobago was wrecked en route. The government said in a statement that eleven  bodies were found by a Coast Guard patrol on Saturday afternoon, and “today, following up on the events that […]

CARICOM divided on Venezuela at OAS assembly

CARICOM divided on Venezuela at OAS assembly

WASHINGTON – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries were divided on the issue of “free and fair” elections in Venezuela, with The Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, and St Lucia all voting in favor of the resolution tabled at the 50th General assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) that ended here last week. Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, […]

Venezuela wants Guyana to negotiate border dispute

Venezuela wants Guyana to negotiate border dispute

CARACAS, Venezuela— Venezuela  has renewed its position that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) does not have the jurisdiction to hear the border dispute with Guyana and urged Georgetown to renew negotiations between themselves on the matter. The date set aside for the start of public hearings into whether the ICJ has jurisdiction to hear […]

Guyana-Venezuela border case heads to the International Court of Justice

Guyana-Venezuela border case heads  to the International  Court of Justice

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge, has noted that Guyana is appreciative that its border case with Venezuela will go before the International  Court of Justice (ICJ). The date set aside for the start of public hearings into whether the ICJ has jurisdiction to hear the case, is June 30. “We […]

International Court to hear Guyana/Venezuela border dispute next month

International Court to hear Guyana/Venezuela border dispute next month

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela is set to go before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) next month. The ICJ has scheduled a hearing for the week of March 23, on the controversy arising from Venezuela’s contention that the Arbitral Award of October 3, 1899 establishing the boundary with Guyana […]