Posts tagged as Venezuela

Lithuanian FM compares Belarus crisis to Venezuela: ‘both dictators’ violate democratic principles

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

On Tuesday, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said the situation in Venezuela “can be compared to the developments in Belarus”. “Both dictators have violated the principles governing democratic elections,” Linkevičius told Julio Borges, the foreign affairs commissioner of Venezuela’s parliament, the National Assembly. The National Assembly opposes Nicolás Maduro, who has clinged stayed in power despite the crisis that began in 2013, and backs Jaun Guaidó as the interim president…

Lithuania to repatriate 12 people from Venezuela

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Lithuania’s government on Wednesday allocated 158,800 euros to relocate 12 people of Lithuanian descent from Venezuela. However, the Foreign Ministry warns that the process will be hampered by the coronavirus pandemic. “Given the pandemic-related restrictions [remain] in place in various countries, it is not possible to say when these individuals could come to Lithuania,” the ministry told BNS. In total, 96,000 euros will be allocated to the Foreign Ministry, 38,400…

21 people from Venezuela to relocate to Lithuania in 2020

Friday, December 27, 2019

Lithuanian Foreign Ministry is in contact with 21 Venezuelan Lithuanians interested in relocating away form the crisis-hit country, the ministry told BNS. A law established in Lithuania earlier this year allows Lithuanians in crisis-hit regions to request financial support and other assistance to relocate back home. Out of the total 187 Lithuanian citizens in Venezuela, around 50 expressed interest in the scheme, according to the foreign ministry.So far, only one…

Lithuania to help expats relocate from Venezuela

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Lithuania will provide assistance to Lithuanians living in Venezuela to relocate because of the escalating situation in the South American country. On Wednesday, the Lithuanian government backed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ proposal which it says will be important for around 50 Lithuanian citizens and people of Lithuanian descent who might consider relocating to Lithuania. Applications from Venezuela’s Lithuanians for the status of a relocated person would be accepted by…

‘Operation Blackout is underway’: Russia blames US for Venezuela power crisis

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Russia has accused the United States of deliberately causing a succession of crippling power cuts in Venezuela as part of a plot to topple its president, Nicolás Maduro, dubbed “Operation Blackout”. The crisis-stricken South American country has been rocked by a series of nationwide power outrages since 7 March, which Maduro’s government has blamed on US-backed saboteurs and snipers but most experts attribute to poor maintenance and a bush fire…

Venezuela crisis: Russian troops in Caracas threaten US intervention plans

Monday, March 25, 2019

Vladimir Putin has flown Russian troops into crisis-torn Venezuela, as the United States dithers over the need for intervention. Two Russian aircraft have landed in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, offloading cargoes of troops and military equipment. It’s President Putin’s latest play on the world stage, after blindsiding the US with its intervention in Syria and Ukraine. Venezuela is in crisis. Its currency is virtually worthless as hyperinflation spins out…

US is withdrawing all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The United States is withdrawing all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela this week amid nearly week-long blackouts around the country, the US State Department has announced. It follows a January decision to withdraw all dependents and reduce embassy staff to a minimum in the country. ‘This decision reflects the deteriorating situation in Venezuela, as well as the conclusion that the presence of US diplomatic staff at the embassy has become…

Oil nudges higher on Venezuela and Iran sanctions, OPEC cuts

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Oil edged up on Thursday amid ongoing OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions against exporters Venezuela and Iran, but price gains were capped by record U.S. crude output and rising commercial fuel inventories. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $56.31 per barrel at 0637 GMT, up 9 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last settlement. Brent crude futures were at $66.22 per barrel, up 23 cents,…

Maduro will close Venezuela’s border with Brazil, considering closing Colombian border

Friday, February 22, 2019

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced he will close the border with Brazil and is considering closing the border with Colombia, ahead of opposition plans to bring in humanitarian aid despite his objection. Maduro said on TV that the stockpiling of aid for Venezuela in the Colombian border town of Cucuta was a “provocation” and denounced the opposition’s plans as a cheap show to undermine his government. After the Brazilian…

Vice President Mike Pence expected to send message to Iran, discuss Venezuela during Europe trip

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence is expected to send a strong message to Iran and discuss the rising tension in Venezuela as he travels to Europe this week for two conferences focused on the Middle East and international relations. At a conference hosted by the U.S. and Poland in Warsaw, which seeks to address instability in the region, Pence will give the keynote remarks. His speech at the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in…