CARICOM again calls for non-intervention and dialogue in Venezuela

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, March 1, 2019 - Amidst hightened tensions in  neighbouring Venezuela,  the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it is deeply concerned by the recent further escalation of tensions in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the ensuing increase in hardship and suffering of the population exacerbated by the imposition of sanctions.
  • Published in CARICOM

Why has the Venezuelan Government Rejected U.S. Food Supplies?

There’s no denying that a serious economic and humanitarian crisis faces Venezuela. Millions of citizens have left the country, and those who have remained have lost considerable weight and have inadequate access to food and medicine. Hyperinflation continues unabated, and, with the Trump administration recently leveling sanctions against the Venezuelan state oil company (PDVSA), the crisis is only intensifying.

CARICOM Heads Urge non-interference in Venezuela, offers to mediate

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, January 24, 2018 - Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community have called on the international community to 'step back from the brink' by refraining from doing anything to destabilize the situation in Venezuela, and to desist from the threat or use of force in accordance with Charter of the OAS which calls for territorial inviolability.
  • Published in CARICOM

Worsening Ebola crisis leaves UN Security Council with few options

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is quickly becoming an international concern. With 489 people diagnosed with the disease and 280 deaths, it is already the second largest Ebola outbreak in history (although still dwarfed by the 2014 West Africa outbreak). While the DRC has a good track record of responding to these outbreaks, the ongoing military conflict in the country is making the response much more difficult.
  • Published in Health
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