Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused Polar, the country’s biggest food corporation, of reducing production and hoarding products to cause scarcities in the country, and spoke of economic “sabotage” against his presidency.
“We have many indications that Polar has been…reducing production and hiding products to cause scarcities in the consumer market,” Maduro said during a event obligatorily broadcast on all radio stations and television channels.
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Caracas, May 14 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Monday launched a plan to fight crime that, in its first phase, will involve 3,000 soldiers in police operations in crime-ridden neighbourhoods in Caracas.
“The most important problem that our society has to resolve is the link with criminality, violence, so-called insecurity; it’s the most serious problem,” the president remarked in an official event carried live on all television and radio stations.
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Opposition supporters protested on Monday as Venezuela’s CNE electoral authority proclaimed ruling-party candidate Nicolas Maduro the winner of the special election to choose a successor to late President Hugo Chavez, the fiery left-leaning nationalist who governed for almost 14 years.
Maduro defeated opposition standard-bearer Henrique Capriles in Sunday’s contest by a margin of 50.75 percent to 48.97 percent amid a turnout of 79 percent, CNE chair Tibisay Lucerna said.
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While the majority of Latin American countries have acknowledged Nicolas Maduro as the rightfully elected President of Venezuela in a razor-thin victory, the U.S. is refusing to do so.
The U.S. is also calling for a “credible and transparent process to reassure the Venezuelan people regarding the results.” Shortly thereafter Venezuela’s Supreme Court announced there would be no recount. Secretary of State John Kerry stated the U.S. had not decided whether to recognize Maduro as president...Read Full Story
Caracas, May 14 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Monday launched a plan to fight crime that, in its first phase, will involve 3,000 soldiers in police operations in crime-ridden neighbourhoods in Caracas."The most important problem that our society has to resolve is the link with crimi [...]Read Full Story
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro says that he was illegally detained at the JFK airport in New York in late September 2006. Learn about the story, and share your opinion.