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Venezuela: ‘Deep concern’ over use of Cuba’s Covid vaccine

CARACAS — Venezuela’s National Academy of Medicine on Monday expressed concern over the use of Cuba’s Abdala coronavirus vaccine due to a lack of scientific research on its safety and efficacy. Cuba said on Saturday it had exported the three-shot vaccine for the first time, sending an initial shipment to Vietnam as part of a contract to supply five million doses to the Southeast Asian country. The government of Venezuelan…
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Venezuela rivals report more progress at political talks – France 24

Issued on: 28/09/2021 – 04:54 Advertising Read more Mexico City (AFP) Venezuela’s government and opposition reported further progress toward resolving their differences during a third round of talks in Mexico City that wrapped up on Monday. The two sides’ “positions moved closer in the search for solutions to the challenges in social, economic and political matters,” said a statement read by Norwegian mediator Dag Nylander. The parties did not go…
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Iranian condensate cargo begins discharging in Venezuela -sources

HOUSTON/CARACAS, Sept 27 (Reuters) – A 2.1-million barrel cargo of condensate supplied by Iranian National Oil Company (NIOC) to Venezuela’s PDVSA, the first of a swap deal between the state-run firms, began discharging this week, according to two sources and tanker tracking data. PDVSA and NIOC have agreed to a medium-term contract to exchange Venezuelan heavy crude for Iranian condensate in a pact aimed at boosting the South American nation’s…
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CONCACAF punishes Suriname VP over viral clip

Sep 25, 2021 CONCACAF has disqualified Suriname vice president Ronnie Brunswijk from participating in any related activities for three years after a viral video showed him allegedly passing out money to players of an opposing soccer team. – ESPN+ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more (U.S.)– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– Don’t have ESPN? Get instant access Video last Tuesday captured a shirtless Brunswijk, who owns…
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Exclusive: Under U.S. sanctions, Iran and Venezuela strike oil export deal

An oil tanker is seen at Jose refinery cargo terminal in Venezuela in this undated file photo./File Photo CARACAS/HOUSTON/WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Venezuela has agreed to a key contract to swap its heavy oil for Iranian condensate that it can use to improve the quality of its tar-like crude, with the first cargoes due this week, five people close to the deal said. As the South American country seeks…
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Soccer body launches probe after locker room video of Suriname vice president raises ‘integrity issues’

Suriname is a South American country with a population of nearly 600,000, but Brunswijk has just taken time out from his vice-presidential duties to captain the club that he owns, Inter Moengotapoe, in a CONCACAF League match, a second-tier international club competition akin to UEFA’s Europa League. Inter eventually lost 6-0 against Honduran side CD Olimpia on Tuesday, according to the official CONCACAF match report. Brunswijk “made history by becoming…
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Venezuela demands the end of sanctions and urges leaders to build a ‘new world’

President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday said his country was the victim of a “fierce campaign” of permanent and systematic aggression through economic and financial sanctions coming from the United States and its allies. “Financial accounts are being chased, gold has been seized and blocked from the legal international reserves of the Central Bank (Finance & Banking) of Venezuela in London, billions of dollars in bank accounts have been seized and…
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60-year-old Suriname vice president Brunswijk starts CONCACAF League match for Inter Moengotapoe

Ronnie Brunswijk, the 60-year-old vice president of Suriname, started and played 54 minutes for Inter Moengotapoe in Tuesday’s CONCACAF League clash with Olimpia. Bruswijk, who owns the club and serves as the team president, captained the side and played into the second half before being substituted. The politician’s squad wasn’t victorious, however, as Inter Moengotapoe fell 6-0. What happened? So…the Vice President of Suriname, who is 60 years old, is…
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Venezuela says Colombian drone violates its airspace as U.S. admiral visits

Venezuela’s Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero CARACAS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Venezuela on Tuesday said a Colombian military drone violated its airspace in what it called a “blatant threat” to its national security that took place during a visit by a U.S. military commander to the neighboring nation. General Vladimir Padrino said in a statement that a Colombian…
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Rome court rejects Venezuela extradition bid for ex-oil czar – iFIBER One News

Rome court rejects Venezuela extradition bid for ex-oil czar  iFIBER One News…
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