September 22, 2019

The View From Europe: PetroCaribe, sanctions and collateral damage

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By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate AS this is being written, an uneasy calm prevails in Haiti following nearly two weeks of widespread demonstrations against the Government of President Jovenal Moïse. Protesters had been demanding his resignation, blocking roads, burning vehicles and attacking government buildings and businesses in many parts of the country including the […]

Venezuelan refugees now number 3.4 million; humanitarian implications massive, UN warns

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From Caribbean News Now NEW YORK, USA — As the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela continues to rise – hitting the 3.4 million mark this month – United Nations agencies sounded the alarm on Friday over the humanitarian needs these women, children and men face, and the strain this represents for communities hosting […]

China and Caribbean favor peaceful solution in Venezuela

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From Presna Latino Beijing, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) China and Caribbean countries on Thursday defended the stance in favor of a peaceful solution to the situation in Venezuela that involves the people and the Government of that country and is free of foreign interferences.After the 7th round of consultation between the two parties, Chinese Foreign […]

Cuba: US military adventure against Venezuela must be stopped

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The following is a statement from the government of Cuba regarding the latest situation in the South American country of Venezuela: The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba condemns the escalation of pressures and actions by the US g overnment in preparation for a military adventure under the guise of a “humanitarian intervention” in the Bolivarian Republic […]

OPINION: Maduro’s lies and support by Apparatchiks

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By Jolly Green Maduro’s claims that nothing is wrong with Venezuela that cannot be put right if the British, the Americans and all countries in between holding Venezuelan funds and gold, paid over such to him. But thankfully they won’t, they have impounded it for safe keeping for the people. I was considering something today […]

A “Venezuelan-owned” solution: Too much to hope?

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Commentators in western media, that dominate international news distribution, characterise any government, entity or person who speaks out against meddling in the internal affairs of Venezuela as “supporters of the Maduro regime”. Implicit in the characterization is that all these governments, entities or persons are “in the […]

St Kitts & Nevis PM Harris and his delegation to Uruguay discuss in Montevideo the way forward on Venezuela

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The Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, and members of his high-level delegation to Montevideo, Uruguay met with the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, yesterday, Thursday, February 7th, 2019. The Caribbean delegation’s conversation with the EU’s Foreign […]

CARICOM – Mexico – Uruguay – led Conference on the situation in Venezuela to take place tomorrow, Thursday in Montevideo

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February 6th, 2019 The Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) – Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis – and members of his delegation touched down early Wednesday morning in Montevideo, Uruguay, where a CARICOM-Mexico-Uruguay-led conference on the situation in Venezuela is set to take place tomorrow, Thursday, February 7th. […]

The Stalin of the Caribbean: how Nicolás Maduro betrayed the Venezuelan revolution

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By George Eaton From newstatesman Faed with a dystopian economy, the president is resorting to ever more repressive means to maintain control.  In 2014 the Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, a fan of John Lennon and Led Zeppelin, declared: “Our side is peace, love and tolerance.” Set against his country’s dystopian state, such words now appear darkly […]

Caribbean RoundUp

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By Azad Ali from Caribbean Life Antigua Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne has said that the Caribbean should be careful not to be drawn into the ideological war unfolding in Venezuela where attempts were being made to remove the socialist Nicolas Maduro. He said the people are fighting an ideological war and believe […]