August 14, 2018

Venezuela successfully completed tour to strengthen alliances with Caribbean countries

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(AVN) – The Chancellor of the Republic, Jorge Arreaza, successfully completed a tour that began last Tuesday for several Caribbean countries, with the mission of strengthening the bonds of brotherhood that Venezuela has with the island states of the region. “We finished a successful tour of the Eastern Caribbean. We thank the Prime Ministers of […]

Russian oil bought by PDVSA for Cuba discharges in the Caribbean -data

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From Reuters HOUSTON, June 25 (Reuters) – A tanker that for more than a month was unable to deliver Russian crude to Venezuela’s PDVSA amid a dispute between the state-run firm and ConocoPhillips has discharged its cargo in the Caribbean, and a second vessel is soon to follow, according to Reuters data and a source […]

OPEC OKs modest oil-output hike as Saudis, Iran compromise

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From Newsmax OPEC is said to have deal in principle with Iran for output hike OPEC agreed on Friday on a modest increase in oil production from next month after its leader Saudi Arabia persuaded arch-rival Iran to cooperate, following calls from major consumers to curb rising fuel costs. But the agreement failed to announce […]

Petro Caribe says Observer story is fake news

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From Antigua News Room The Board of Petro Caribe has given the assurance that fuel supply to Antigua and Barbuda will not end. The opposition friendly media house the Observer, reported the fake news online, in its news paper and even carried an editorial piece based on it. The company has not apologised for the […]

Pirate attacks grow in Caribbean, S. America

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Reuters From WND Violence increasingly used during robberies on vessels (REUTERS) — Pirate attacks around South American and Caribbean waters are growing, and violence is increasingly used during robberies committed on vessels at anchor, a report showed on Wednesday. The Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) non-profit group recorded 71 incidents in Latin America and the Caribbean […]

Maduro’s Victory is ‘Liberation of All the Americas’

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From teleSUR The Dominican Committee of Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela said Maduro’s win is a victory for Latin American and Caribbean peoples. The Dominican Committee of Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela issued a statement to congratulate “Comrade Nicolas Maduro” on victory in the Venezuelan presidential elections. “The Dominican Republic celebrates […]

The View From Europe: the future cost of Trump’s ‘America First’ policy

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BY: DAVID JESSOP From The Barbados Advocate At first sight, last week’s decision by the US President to abrogate the hard-won 2015 UN Security Council deal on nuclear weapons with Iran may seem to have little bearing on the Caribbean. What it does, however, is take US exceptionalism to a new level. It ignores the […]

MIVD warns against ‘secret activities’ in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom

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From Curacao Journal THE HAGUE – The Caribbean parts of the Kingdom can be the target of ‘secret activities’ of foreign powers. According to Rene Zwart of Koninkrijksrelaties.nu, the Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) warns about this in its annual report. In the chapter ‘Espionage’ the following passage is stated: “In addition to espionage, […]

350 victims rescued in Caribbean and Latin America

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From DaVibes (BBC) Nearly 350 victims of human trafficking have been rescued by police in 13 Caribbean and Latin American countries. The Interpol-coordinated Operation Libertad saved men, women and children trafficked abroad and forced into work. Victims were found working in night clubs, factories, markets, farms and mines. Some worked in spaces “no bigger than […]

Trump administration calls on Latin America, Caribbean ‘to do more’ about Venezuela

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BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ From McClatchy DC Bureau The Trump administration challenged partners in Latin America and the Caribbean to do more to address the economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela during this weekend’s Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. Vice President Mike Pence delivered the message on behalf of President Donald Trump during his […]