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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.

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  • Countries Latin America

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.

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  • Countries CARICOM
  • 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.

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  • Countries Africa
  • Published in Health

GUYANA | US now backs Guyana in border row with Venezuela

GEORGETOWN, November 17, 2018 - The official United States (US)  position on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy has shifted in favour of Guyana. This is the word from the US Deputy Chief of Mission in Guyana, Terry Steers-Gonzalez, who noted that previously, the US would simply support a timely resolution of the controversy. Now it wants the 1899 arbitration award respected.

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  • Countries Guyana

CARICOM records concerns about pace of SIDS' development in Samoa meeting

CARICOM, Georgetown, Guyana, November 14, 2018 - As the global community prepares for a Midterm Review of the progress in addressing the priorities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is concerned about the pace of implementing the modalities for SIDS’ sustainable development.

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  • Countries CARICOM
  • Published in CARICOM
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