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Don't yield to US pressure, Maduro tells C'bean leaders

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday accused the United States of exerting "brutal pressure" on nations in the region to isolate his country, already battered by an economic crisis and domestic political upheaval.

Venezuela turns to Suriname for rice under PetroCaribe deal

Venezuela has turned to Suriname for its some of its rice supply in exchange for selling oil under the PetroCaribe agreement. This follows a meeting on Friday between President, Nicolas Maduro and his Surinamese counterpart, Desi Bouterse when an agreement on the deal was arrived at in principle.
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