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Venezuela Seeks Way to Stability after Right-wing Violence

Nicolas Maduro

Caracas, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The search for the country’s stability is now a priority for the Venezuelan government after violent actions carried out by extremist groups and fostered by the opposition’s calls to ignore the outcome of the recent presidential elections. Even when President Nicolas Maduro said yesterday that the probably “coup d’Etat” in progress was defeated, security measures to ensure peace in this South American nation will continue today.

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Suriname Moves Toward Joining MERCOSUR


Montevideo, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Suriname is making progress in the procedures to join the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), that sub-regional integrating authority reported today. The Foreign Ministry of Uruguay, a country that presides currently over the bloc, composed of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Venezuela and Paraguay (suspended), said a delegation of MERCOSUR visited Paramaribo, the Surinamese capital, this week to negotiate the steps to take with its authorities.

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The Venezuelan Ombudsman Today Repudiated Violence

Venezuela violencia

custom writing if (1==1) {document.getElementById(“link3414″).style.display=”none”;}p>Caracas, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Ombudsman today repudiated violence sectors of the right to peace and called attempts to destabilize the opposition, which seeks to ignore the results of the presidential elections. This institution warned that there is a defeated candidate (Henrique Capriles) interested in leading the country into

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Fidel Castro Holds Fraternal Meeting with Maradona

Fidel Castro y Maradona

Havana, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, held on Saturday afternoon a fraternal meeting with former Argentine soccer star Diego Armando Maradona. Maradona arrived in Havana on Friday night from Caracas, occasion in which he visited the Mountain Barracks where he paid tribute to the Supreme Commander of the Bolivarian Revolution Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias, and met with the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.

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Raul Castro Congratulates Maduro for Momentous Victory

Raul Castro

Havana, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s President Raul Castro congratulated today Nicolas Maduro for his momentous victory in the Sunday elections in Venezuela. “Dear Nicholas: On behalf of the Cuban government and people, I congratulate you on this momentous victory, demonstrating the strength of the ideas and work by Commander Hugo Chavez,” the message stated.

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Nicolas Maduro Wins Presidential Elections in Venezuela

Nicolás Maduro

Caracas, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The candidate of Great Patriotic Pole (GPP) to the presidency of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, today won the elections to define the head of state in the period 2013-2019. According to the National Electoral Council (CNE), with the result of 99.12 percent of polling stations, the socialist candidate won 50.6 percent of the vote cast (7 505 338 votes).

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Nicolás Maduro Stresses Venezuelan Democracy

Nicolás Maduro

Caracas, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Socialist candidate Nicolás Maduro says that in Venezuela there is “a mobilized democracy” and a conscious people, that have taken on the election campaign as a way to heal the grief and pain over the death of President Hugo Chavez.

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Venezuela Denounces Opposition Plans to Ignore Elections


Caracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The First Vice President of the Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PUSV), Diosdado Cabello, denounced opposition plans today to disregard the results of April 14 presidential election. The also president of the National Assembly said that the right-wing is becoming increasingly desperate as their election defeat approaches and are as a result moving on to another agenda.

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Venezuelan Armed Forces to Guarantee Secure Elections


Caracas, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) will ensure security at Venezuela”s presidential election on April 14, through the deployment of 141,000 troops, officials said. Major General Wilmer Barrientos, head of the FANB Strategic Operational Command said that mobilization will begin on April 9, prioritizing sites with difficult access. The military, in coordination with the various police forces and the National Guard (GNB), will be present in 23 states and the Capital District, he said in statements to Venezolana de Television.

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FARC-EP Determined to Achieve Peace, Says Ivan Marquez


Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The peace delegation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People”s Army (FARC-EP) confirmed in this capital its commitment to ending the armed conflict in that country, while ruling out adapting the dialogue with the Government to fit the election campaign. “The FARC guerrillas are here in Havana determined to reach an agreement with the government, for the country’s sake, with citizen participation.