In February 2019, the Bank of England (BoE) froze some 31 tonnes, estimated at £200bn, of Venezuelan gold sequestered within its vaults, after the United Kingdom recognized the self-proclaimed ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido as the leader of the South American nation.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza called on the United Nations to respond to the new unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on the Latin American nation.
With over 920,000 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and at least 45,000 related deaths, the highly contagious virus is far from “under control” in Brazil. One expert tells Sputnik that despite this and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s lack of leadership the self-organization of vulnerable Brazilians persists.
On Tuesday, the European Council lambasted a decision by the Supreme Court of Venezuela to reshuffle the composition of the country’s National Electoral Council (CNE) by expelling opposition parties from the body.
Due to the geographical location of Panama, the country is a hub for several varieties of virus coming from several regions. According to the scientists at ICGES, Panama has been exposed to eight lineages of the virus from the United States, Europe and Asia.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Mexico is ready to ship gasoline to Venezuela if asked, despite US sanctions pressure on the Latin American country, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday.
On 14 June 2020, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, the Argentine-born revolutionary, physician, author, strategist and companion-in-arms of Cuban leader Fidel Castro would be 92. Dr. Heinz Dieterich and Argentine author Gonzalo Fiore Viani have discussed the phenomenon of Che and his legacy's significance for Latin America and the world.
Scientists studying the history of the Maya people have adhered to the theory that the ancient civilization evolved gradually, starting with small villages emerging during the Middle Preclassic period, and only progressing to more monumental structures at a later date.
On Saturday, the US Justice Department confirmed the arrest of Colombian-born Venezuelan national Alex Saab, a businessman involved in procuring foodstuffs for a Venezuelan food distribution and subsidies program known as ‘Local Committees for Supply and Production (Spanish acronym CLAP), in Cape Verde.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has refused to recognize the new composition of the country's National Electoral Council appointed by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice without the participation of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, he said in a statement on Sunday.
Provincial authorities in Santa Fe, Argentina have started to wind down the lockdown, allowing bars, restaurants and shops to reopen. Religious leaders claim that the new measures, which allow churches to receive no more than 10 worshippers, are unfair.
The United States has blacklisted oil tankers and shipping companies for their cooperation with Venezuela, while it is now exploring the possibility of adding dozens of oil vessels to the sanctions list.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has been widely criticized for downplaying the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic and opposing attempts to impose quarantines, curfews and social distancing, in a country with the second highest number of confirmed cases globally.
CARACAS (Sputnik) - Citizens of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas were awakened on Thursday by a 4.4 magnitude earthquake registered east of the city.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it had satisfied Guatemala's request for a $594 million financial support amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last Saturday, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed that the cumulative coronavirus statistics did not reflect the true situation regarding the pandemic, adding that more measures were being taken to "improve the reporting of cases".
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza called Washington’s actions that prevent tankers from arriving in Venezuela to export oil an attack on the Venezuelan people.
Argentina and Brazil's handling of the COVID pandemic presents two contrasting cases, says Argentine lawyer and political analyst Gonzalo Fiore Viani, explaining what's behind the growing concerns in Buenos Aires over Jair Bolsonaro's dismissive approach towards the outbreak.
Although Venezuela lifted its coronavirus-related restrictions on 1 June, Caracas continues to grapple with the repercussions of the disease which has claimed the lives of at least 22 people there, according to the World Health Organisation.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has been under a barrage of criticism from experts, deploring the country’s statistics on COVID-19 as woefully deficient and in some instances manipulated, while the central government was slammed for its failings in handling the outbreak