Venezuela in the past week

(Press release)

Venezuela neutralizes mafias dedicated to illegally bringing in persons in the country

The Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, reported that they have acted against the mafias dedicated to illegally bringing in compatriots using off road trails, in the border area with Colombia, circumventing sanitary controls for the combat of the Covid-19 and other legal requirements required by the authorities.

 “The Public Ministry and the State Security bodies have established that, within the framework of the control measures established to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, organized crime groups in Colombia have dedicated themselves to attracting nationals from countries such as Colombia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia, with the purpose of bringing them into Venezuelan territory by irregular steps and circumventing entry protocols, among them the tests of the Covid-19, registration and control of entry and mandatory quarantine, “said the Attorney General.

CNE publishes list of organizations for legislative elections

The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela for political purposes, published the list with the 105 organizations that are in force in the country to nominate candidates for Deputies to the National Assembly in the upcoming December elections.

According to the information published by the CNE on its website, the relation lists 28 national and 53 regional, partisan entities, as well as six national and 18 regional indigenous organizations.

President Maduro urges the creation of popular prevention brigades to combat Covid-19

President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, urged the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (Psuv) to create brigades in the streets to combat the Covid-19 virus in the South American country. “I call on the Party to create the People’s Coronavirus Prevention Brigades by streets in all the communities of the country, house to house to inform the people in real time and protect the Venezuelan family said President Maduro.

President Maduro: Venezuela will not be a colony of any empire

President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, asserted that the South American nation will never again be a colony of any empire, within the framework of the celebration by the 209th anniversary of independence of the territory.

During his speech at the event, the head of state stressed that “we are demonstrating it today, 209 years later, Venezuela will never be a colony of the Gringo empire or of any European empire. Here we are standing, victorious, battling.”

ALBA Humanitarian Fund was created to alleviate the effects of Covid-19

The management body of the ALBA Bank approved the constitution of the ALBA Humanitarian Fund, intended to be a financial tool to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in the region.

The Bolivarian Alliance has this financial tool to consolidate and execute resources aimed at actions aimed at mitigating the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the necessary financial support for economic boost.

Venezuela rejects new report of Human Rights Commissioner.

Venezuelan Ambassador to the UN, Jorge Valero, rejected the most recent report by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bacehlet regarding Venezuela, presented last Thursday.

Valero said that if politicization, selectivity and double standards were condemned in the organization’s Council, “it would not be speaking of Venezuela, but of the serious human rights violations that are being committed in countries of our continent, where the Racial discrimination and violence against minorities and vulnerable groups are rampant, as is the case in the United States of America.”

Venezuela rejects Pompeo’s statements on relations with the EU

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza invited the Secretary of State of the United States Mike Pompeo, to keep himself updated on the latest events between the European Union and Venezuela, before making any statement.

In a message broadcast through the social network Twitter, the Minister of the People’s Power for Foreign Affairs urged Pompeo not to meddle in affairs between Venezuela, the European Union and its member states.

Venezuela increases diagnostics to detect Covid-19

Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, reported that the Caribbean country is intensifying ” massive tests on the population to rule out the presence of Covid-19.” Rodríguez announced that 1,283,692 tests have been carried out so far, which represents a figure of 42,789 tests per million inhabitants.

Venezuela and the EU ratify diplomatic and dialogue relations

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza reported that his country and the European Union signed a joint communiqué to maintain diplomatic relations, especially at times when cooperation between both parties can facilitate the paths of political dialogue.

The Venezuelan Minister informed teleSUR that in conjunction with the European Union’s Foreign Action Service, it was decided to nullify the decision the declaration of persona non grata and ordering the expulsion of EU’s Ambassador in Caracas, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa.

Venezuela to appeal British court decision that aims to deprive the country of its gold

The Central Bank of Venezuela will appeal the decision of a British court that denied the Venezuelan Government access to the gold reserves kept in the Bank of England. The instance classifies this ruling of an English court as “absurd and unusual”. It also states that it is intended to deprive the Venezuelan people of the necessary resources to face the Covid-19.

The Bolivarian country’s representation recalled that the government of President Maduro is in charge of Venezuela and all its administrative institutions. They also emphasized the fact that London maintains full diplomatic relations with Caracas, and that none of the members of the so-called board of directors appointed by Guaidó lives in the South American nation.

Venezuela and Turkey advance in Trade Development Treaty

Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, and the Turkish Ambassador to Venezuela, Şevki Mütevellioğlu, carried out the exchange of notes on the Trade Development Treaty between the two countries. The event took place at the Casa Amarilla in the city of Caracas.

The head of Venezuelan diplomacy sustained that “this treaty aims to strengthen trade between the two countries through new tariff provisions that will come into effect on August 31st .” Arreaza emphasized that “our economies are capable of complementing each other and not competing with each other. With this trade agreement we will advance in the diversification of our economy.”

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