Two out of a flotilla of three Iranian-flagged tankers arrived in fuel-starved Venezuela on 29 and 30 September, as the South American state boasting the world’s largest oil reserves, was forced to close gas stations across the country due to shortages, triggering protests among the population.
Venezuela was one of 27 countries to show an interest in purchasing Sputnik V, the world’s first vaccine against the coronavirus. In August, Caracas also said it would be ready to assist in the testing and production of the Russian-made vaccine.
According to weather forecasters, the storm will cause heavy rains and massive flooding, with possible casualties.
Last week, Caracas accused the United States of being “the greatest threat to world peace and stability” after Washington slapped Venezuela with additional sanctions on senior government officials for doing business with Iran. The US and its allies have been attempting to overthrow Venezuela’s democratically elected government since early 2018.
Russia and Venezuela have been engaged in talks about the launch of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine production in the Latin American county. The immunogen was registered in August, thus becoming the first vaccine in the world against the coronavirus.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Venezuela considers unacceptable the conditions put forward by the European External Action Service for sending a mission to monitor the country's general election, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the operation of two oil refineries had been restored and the country had become self-sufficient in petrol supplies for domestic use.
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump’s administration was preparing to carry out an “immigration enforcement blitz” in October that would target US “sanctuary” cities and jurisdictions. One expert tells Sputnik that this is nothing more than an attempt at increasing 45’s chances of reelection.
QUITO (Sputnik) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a loan worth $6.5 billion for Ecuador, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno told reporters.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Venezuela is studying the possibility of using cryptocurrencies in trade, in addition to the national petro, these may be both private and state tools, President Nicolas Maduro said.
Genaro Garcia Luna, who was Mexico’s Secretary of Public Security from 2006 to 2012, was arrested in Dallas, Texas, in December 2019. It has been alleged he was bribed by the Sinaloa Cartel to keep the Mexican Federal Police Force away from their operations.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Venezuela is working out a new law that will help overcome the effects of US sanctions imposed on the country, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced.
The Jalisco New Generation Cartel's expansion has reportedly allowed the criminal group to operate in “at least 35 states across Mexico and Puerto Rico”.
People around the world have shifted most of their activities, study, and work online to avoid in-person encounters amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As the practice of virtual employment is new to many, things have not always gone well, resulting in both amusing and shocking incidents. Here is an example straight out of Argentina.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Venezuela will continue military cooperation with Russia, China, and Iran despite its plans to develop its own armament systems, President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday.
On 21 September, Washington imposed sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claiming that "for nearly two years, corrupt officials in Tehran have worked with the illegitimate regime in Venezuela to flout the UN arms embargo".
QUITO (Sputnik) - The National Court of Ecuador has ruled to promptly locate and arrest former President Rafael Correa and 18 other convicts in a corruption case, according to the court's verdict obtained by Sputnik.
LONDON (Sputnik) - Juan Guaido's legal team argued on Wednesday before the UK Court of Appeals that the self-proclaimed president of Venezuela has the right to claim the Venezuelan gold reserves held in the Bank of England following his recognition by the UK government.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro claims that US President Donald Trump's administration gave its approval to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to carry out recent "covert and terrorist operations" against an array of targets in the country.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez says the "irresponsible behaviour" of Washington threatens international peace and security by igniting conflicts and trade wars.