VENEZUELAN NEWS 15 noiembrie 2013


PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO CALLS TO WORK HONESTLY TO OVERCOME THE ECONOMIC WAR

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro called Wednesday the Venezuelan people to cope with the economic war orchestrated by business sectors aligned with the conservative opposition to destabilize the country.

In his Twitter profile @NicolasMaduro, he wrote: “I call on everyone to work honestly and productively to overcome the economic war against the country. At noon I will announce measures.”

On Tuesday, the head of state reported that he will announce on Wednesday a series of measures to address the economic war, as part of the economic offensive, in its first stage.

He said that this plan was made last Monday, during a meeting with the National Government’s economic team, consisting of the Minister for Industry, Ricardo Menendez, Minister for Agriculture and Lands, Yvan Gil, Minister for Finance, Nelson Merentes, Minister for Food, Felix Osorio, Vice President of the Economic Area, Rafael Ramirez, and Vice President of the Republic, Jorge Arreaza.

Maduro explained that the organized people will lead the actions to be taken at this stage of the fight against economic war. AVN 06/11/2013

 

 VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS THE PROPOSAL OF BRAZIL AND GERMANY AGAINST THE UNITED STATES ESPIONAGE

Caracas, 06/11/13 (MPPRE).- The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, expressed his support to the proposal made by the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, and the German Government to the of United Nations (UN) in order to curb the United States espionage against the Nations of the world.

During a meeting at the Palace of Miraflores, the Venezuelan head of State said that the espionage carried out by US “is a global scandal that needs a discussion of the UN.”

“We want to announce support for the motion of President Dilma Rousseff and Germany so that the UN discuss and take action against espionage and the persecution of the countries in the world by the United States intelligence agencies,” he said.

President Maduro added that “I have already talked with the companions of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America (ALBA), and we are going to issue a statement”, about the support given to the Brazilian President on this issue.

On 24 October, Rousseff described as unacceptable the spying activities that the US Government carries forward in several countries of the world, so she proposed the creation of an international regulatory framework for the protection of the data via the Internet.

The proposal made by the Brazilian President, was made during an interview given to a local radio station, which reiterated the need to adopt measures to address and prevent the continuation of this practice that runs the US Government through the Agency of National security (NSA); at the time ensured that no democratic country will admit the violation of the sovereignty of the civil rights of its population.

 

VENEZUELA, RUSSIA REAFFIRMED COOPERATION IN SECURITY, ENERGY AND TRADE

Caracas, 30 Oct. AVN.- On Tuesday, the governments of Venezuela and Russia reaffirmed the ongoing cooperation agreements in the areas of security, energy, trade and industry.

The information was released by Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, from the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, after meeting with the secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev.

Speaking to media, the Head of State stressed that the meeting “has provided an opportunity to update the entire agenda of cooperation in the security, energy, commercial, industrial and investment fields.”

The President added that the Venezuelan and Russian delegations also reviewed the strategic visions on the development of international relations.

Maduro reiterated congratulations to Russian President Vladimir Putin, for his contribution to the peaceful resolution of conflict between Syria and the United States.

He confirmed the readiness of his government to maintain strategic alliances and brotherly relations with Russia. “Undoubtedly the multicenter multipolar world, dreamed by our commander Chavez is an emerging reality and is being consolidated.”

He announced that soon, the Defense Minister, Admiral Carmen Melendez, and the head of the Strategic Operational Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Force Vladimir Lopez, will make an official visit to Russia to further expand the cooperation agreements especially those related to the modernization of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces.

On Monday, the governments of Venezuela and Russia agreed to reinforce cooperation agreements on safety, risk management, disaster management, as well as policing and the fight against drug and human trafficking.

The strengthening of bilateral relations will provide greater integration and better rapprochement between the two nations.

Venezuela and Russia have developed strategic bonds of integration in matters of national security, civil defense and the fight against illegal use of narcotics, among others. AVN 30/10/2013

 

 “MERCOSUR SHOULD BE CONSOLIDATED AS A POWERFUL ENGINE

OF LATIN AMERICA”

Caracas, 30 Oct. AVN.- Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro stressed the importance for the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) to become a cohesive engine of a new economy for Latin America.

“We believe in a new Mercosur, a powerful engine unifying a new regionalized economy, a South America, Latin America economy. For a new re-industrialization to which we must convene, only together we can take up the challenge to not decouple ourselves (from industrial technological capacity). We have just come to light but the road is long and still much is to be done, that’s why Mercosur should be consolidated as a powerful engine of South America,” he said during a meeting of the Southern Common Market which was held on Wednesday in Caracas.

He also stressed the need to boost an economic zone for the region combining the efforts from various mechanisms for integration such as Mercosur, the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), Petrocaribe and the Caribbean Community (Caricom).

“We hope that for Mercosur summit in December, we can design more clearly the proposal that ministers have taken to be worked. We have been proposing in different spaces to create a powerful shared economic development zone,” he said.

He recalled that the Bolivarian leader Hugo Chavez saw Mercosur as an opportunity for new development and awakening of the region since 1992 and once in power he boosted Venezuela relations with South America. AVN 30/10/2013

 

PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO CALLS FOR MERCOSUR TO BE EXPANDED

Caracas, 31 Oct. AVN.- “We truly believe that the consolidation of Mercosur lies in its expansion,” said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during the closing ceremony of the meeting of ministers of Economy, Finance and Trade of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur), which took place on Wednesday in Caracas.

Maduro called for a regional consolidated and expanded body “with a powerful and dynamic economic zone for investments,” characterized by strategic partnerships in vital areas such as energy, communications and food production.

President Maduro announced that the next summit of Heads of State of the body will be held in Venezuela in December.

Argentinian Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and his peers of Uruguay, Luis Almagro, Bolivia’s David Choquehuanca, Brazil’s Luiz Alberto Figueiredo, and Ecuador’s ambassador in Venezuela, Leonardo Arizaga, were the main representatives received by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua and President Maduro on Wednesday at Antonio Jose de Sucre Yellow House, in downtown Caracas.

In the meeting, the finance ministers of Mercosur began talks with representatives of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), Petrocaribe and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to consolidate a complementary economic zone.

“We are confident that a new dynamic is going to strengthen our America as a powerful economic bloc,” said Maduro, recalling that full membership of Venezuela in the regional bloc ─also integrated by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay,─ was possible thanks to “perseverance and creative obsession of a man like Hugo Chavez.”

After six years of the approval of the accession protocol, Venezuela formally joined Mercosur as a full member on July 31, 2012.

On the other hand, the Venezuelan president said that the rise of BRICS block (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), the five emerging nations of the world, is the “great expression of current hope for the 21 century regarding the rise of a new world economy.”

“If we see the new century, then we will see that there we can make a new relationship, a new power in the economic, political, military, and human sphere for a different 21 century,” he said in his speech, in which he also noted that one of the tasks ahead for the Southern Common Market, is the consolidation of greatest happiness of the Latin America peoples.

“We hope that in years to come to have a fully integrated Mercosur at economic level, accelerating processes of development, industrialization, technology. A comprehensive Mercosur, which points to the zero poverty in our countries and integrated into the culture of our peoples,” he said. AVN 31/10/2013

 

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