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Guyanese in Venezuela Stare at Empty Shelves – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Venezuela collapses as Guyanese Stare at Empty Shelves

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By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

In 1965 Harry met Mary in Essequibo, in Guyana. Their marriage was arranged and after their wedding Harry and Mary went to live in Venezuela. Harry looked vainly for his fellow Guyanese in Venezuela but could find no more than ten. The years passed and as political and economic problems worsened in Guyana the pull of Venezuela became strong. Harry’s mother visited Caracas in 1974 and returned with wonderful stories.

‘You can find everything in Venezuela. The shelves are stocked. The country is clean and the people are friendly,’ she said and she even spoke a few words of Spanish. This was enough to start a trickle of visitors from Essequibo into Venezuela. By 1978 Guyanese were to be found in their thousands in Caracas, El Tigre, and San Felix.

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Venezuela links Exxon presence in disputed Guyana zone to Obama executive order

Venezuela links Exxon presence in disputed Guyana zone to Obama executive order

April 9, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under News


Venezuela Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez

Caracas, Venezuela- Venezuela’s government said a subsidiary of U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil was carrying out “unauthorized” operations in disputed waters off Guyana and linked them to Washington’s recent diplomatic steps against Caracas.

“The actions of (Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd.), with its intention to carry out unauthorized operations within the maritime territory adjoining Venezuela, contradict public international law and show its intent to subvert it,” Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement released Wednesday and carried on the online news, www.laprensasa.com.   Continue reading

John Kerry Doubles Down on Venezuela – commentary

John Kerry Doubles Down on Venezuela, Despite Being Alone
Venezuela mapFriday, 21 March 2014 – By Mark Weisbrot, The Guardian | News Analysis

Images forge reality, granting a power to television and video and even still photographs that can burrow deep into people’s consciousness without them even knowing it. I thought that I, too, was immune to the repetitious portrayals of Venezuela as a failed state in the throes of a popular rebellion. But I wasn’t prepared for what I saw in Caracas this month: how little of daily life appeared to be affected by the protests, the normality that prevailed in the vast majority of the city. I, too, had been taken in by media imagery.

Major media outlets have already reported that Venezuela’s poor have not joined the right-wing opposition protests, but that is an understatement: it’s not just the poor who are abstaining – in Caracas, it’s almost everyone outside of a few rich areas like Altamira, where small groups of protesters engage in nightly battles with security forces, throwing rocks and firebombs and running from tear gas.  Continue reading

Political violence in Venezuela, a game with no clear end

Political violence in Venezuela, a game with no clear end

image President Nicolás Maduro takes a trial-and-error approach to the economy in crisis.

Humberto Marquez

CARACAS, Venezuela, Monday February 17, 2014, IPS – Violence on the streets of Venezuela, with anti-government protests in the capital and 12 other cities, is a sign of hardening stances by both the government and its opponents as President Nicolás Maduro takes a trial-and-error approach to the economy in crisis. Opposition student protests continued over the weekend in Caracas and other cities, while on Saturday Feb 15  some 15,000 pro-government supporters turned out for a peace demonstration called by the president.

Opposition leader Leopoldo López has an arrest warrant out against him, but he called on government opponents to join him in another march on Tuesday, Feb. 18, to the interior ministry, saying he would be available to the authorities and had nothing to fear.   Continue reading

What’s going on in Venezuela? + video – commentary

What’s going on in Venezuela? + video

Recent protests have pitted the government and Venezuelan opposition against each other – and the stakes are high.

By , Staff writer / February 18, 2014 Christian Science Monitor

Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, dressed in white and holding up a flower, is taken into custody by Bolivarian National Guards, in Caracas, Venezuela, Feb 18. Lopez re-emerged from days of hiding to address an anti-government demonstration and then turn himself in to authorities. Speaking to some 5,000 supporters with a megaphone, Lopez said that he doesn’t fear going to jail to defend his constitutional right to peacefully protest against President Nicolas Maduro. Alejandro Cegarra/AP   Continue reading

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