Categoriearchief: Reuters

Reuters | Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

Anthony Deutsch, John Shiffman

Outside view of Erasmus MC Medical Center in Rotterdam | REUTERS/Eva Plevier

AMSTERDAM – Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade. Verder lezen

Reuters | UN seeks $738M to help Venezuela’s neighbors handle migrant flood

U. N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) Mark Lowcock speaks at a news conference for the launch of the “Global Humanitarian Overview 2019” at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland,

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The United Nations said on Tuesday it was seeking $738 million in 2019 to help neighboring countries cope with the inflow of millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, who have “no prospect for return in the short to medium term”. Verder lezen

Reuters | Turkey’s Erdogan slams Venezuela sanctions, Maduro defends gold exports

Turkish president praises Venezuela’s leader in 1st visit | REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

CARACAS (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday criticized sanctions on Venezuela during a visit to Caracas, while President Nicolas Maduro defended the country’s right to export gold after U.S. sanctions last month targeted its shipments of the metal. Verder lezen

Reuters | Violence, attacks on doctors plague Venezuela hospitals:

Vivian Sequera

Venezuelans demonstrate against medicine shortages in Caracas. Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

CARACAS (Reuters) – After a woman died while connected to a respirator at a hospital in central Venezuela last month, one of her relatives punched the attending doctor in the chest, blaming her for the woman’s death. Verder lezen

Reuters | Rosneft chief rebukes Venezuela oil shipments

Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin | (AP Photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Reuters WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — The head of Russian oil company Rosneft, Igor Sechin, flew to Caracas last week to meet Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and complain over delayed oil shipments designed to repay loans, two sources briefed on the conversation said on Saturday. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela’s former treasurer took $1 bln in bribes

Alejandro Andrade, who ran the treasury for four years under Hugo Chavez, received properties, platinum and gold Rolex watches and Mercedes Benz vehicles

(Reuters) – Venezuela’s former national treasurer admitted receiving over $1 billion in bribes as part of illicit foreign currency operations that involved a local television mogul now indicted in U.S. courts, according to U.S. court documents unsealed on Tuesday. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela seeks to repatriate $550 million of gold from Britain

Mayela Armas

Photo Reuters – Marco Bello

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela is seeking to repatriate about $550 million in gold bars from the Bank of England because of fears it could be caught up in international sanctions on the country, two sources with direct knowledge of the effort told Reuters. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela seeks banking services in Asia, Europe

Venezuela’s Economy Vice President Tareck El Aissami (C), talks to the media during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela | Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela is seeking to open bank accounts in Asia and Europe to carry out hard currency transactions, Economy Vice President Tareck El Aissami said on Tuesday, as the OPEC nation seeks to overcome U.S. sanctions that have hurt its foreign commerce. Verder lezen

Reuters | Senior US lawmaker on foreign relations to visit Venezuela

Patricia Zengerle

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro meets with U.S. Senator Bob Corker at Miraflores Palace | REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will travel to Venezuela “to assess the current situation,” a spokeswoman said, amid tensions between Caracas and Washington. Verder lezen

FT | Credit Suisse censured over failings in tackling money laundering

Finma, the financial supervisor, identified weaknesses in a number of corruption scandals, including those involving the world football body Fifa, the Brazilian oil company Petrobras and the Venezuelan oil company PDVSA | : Reuters

Credit Suisse has been censured by the Swiss financial watchdog for failings in anti-money laundering, in the latest slapdown of a European bank over the handling of suspected illicit finance. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela hands China more oil presence, but no mention of new funds

Venezuela hands China more oil presence, but no mention of new funds

Venezuela gave China another stake in the OPEC member’s oil industry and signed several other deals in the energy sector, but Beijing made no mention of new funds for Caracas during President Nicolas Maduro’s visit to his government’s key financier. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela’s Maduro travels to China in search of fresh funds

Corina Pons

Maduro: “I am going with great expectations and we will see each other again in a few days with big achievements,”

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is traveling to China to discuss economic agreements, as the crisis-struck OPEC nation seeks to convince its key Asian financier to disburse fresh loans. Verder lezen

Reuters | U.S. judge lets Canadian company pursue assets from Venezuela’s Citgo

Jonathan Stempel

The case is Crystallex vs Venezuela | Reuters Jonathan Bachman

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge has granted a Canadian company the right to go after prized U.S. assets belonging to Venezuela, in a bid to get paid on an $1.4 billion award tied to the 2008 nationalization of its gold mining operations by the now cash-strapped South American country. Verder lezen

Reuters | PDVSA to resume use of St Eustatius oil terminal after payment deal with NuStar

PDVSA to resume use of St Eustatius oil terminal after payment deal with NuStar

HOUSTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA and NuStar Energy LP have reached a payment agreement over outstanding storage fees at Statia terminal in the Caribbean island of St Eustatius, the U.S. oil company said on Monday. Verder lezen

NU | Rechter in proces tegen ex-campagneleider Trump krijgt bedreigingen

Volgens de rechter is er veel druk op hem uitgeoefend om de namen van de juryleden openbaar te maken. Hij heeft dit niet gedaan omdat hij zich zorgen maakt over hun veiligheid | ANP

De rechter in het proces tegen Paul Manafort, de vroegere campagnevoorzitter van de Amerikaanse president Donald Trump, heeft bedreigingen gekregen. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela gasoline prices should rise to international levels: Maduro

Nicolas-Maduro | FOTO CNBC

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s heavily subsidized domestic gasoline prices should rise to international levels to avoid billions of dollars in annual losses due to fuel smuggling, President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised address on Monday. Verder lezen

NU | Venezuela arresteert zes verdachten voor mislukte aanslag met bomdrones

Bodyguards beschermen Maduro tijdens drone-aanslag

Venezuela heeft zes verdachten gearresteerd voor de mislukte aanslag met bomdrones op president Nicolás Maduro. Dat heeft de minister van Binnenlandse zaken zondag bekend gemaakt. Verder lezen

Reuters | Workers at Curacao’s Venezuela-run refinery begin strike

By Sailu Urribarri | Nasdaq

Workers at Curacao’s Venezuela-run refinery end brief strike | Persbureau Curacao

Aug 1 (Reuters) – Workers at Curacao’sIsla refinery operated by Venezuelan state-run oil firm PDVSA staged a brief strike on Wednesday to demand information about their job security, but the refinery and a worker said the labor action ended after a few hours. Verder lezen

Reuters | Curacao mulling 15 firms to replace Venezuela as refinery operator

By Sailu Urribarri

De Isla-raffinaderij in de haven van Willemstad, Curaçao. Beeld © ANP

July 23 (Reuters) – Curacao’s Isla refinery is considering offers from 15 companies interested in temporarily operating the 335,000-barrel-per-day facility to replace the current operator, Venezuela’s ailing PDVSA state oil company, the refinery and the Curacao government said in a joint statement on Monday. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuelans fleeing to Trinidad expose cracks in island refugee policy

Gregory Scruggs

But as one of the Caribbean’s larger islands, Trinidad may be better placed to absorb Venezuelans than other islands in the region, such as Curacao, Aruba or Dominican Republic.

PORT OF SPAIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Underneath a sign reading “Jesus was a refugee”, a line of Venezuelan asylum seekers 30 people long stretches in front of a Catholic church in Trinidad’s capital, Port of Spain. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela says it will receive $250 mln from China to boost oil output

Het Venezolaanse staatsoliebedrijf PdVSA wil samenwerken met het Chinese energiebedrijf GZE

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela will receive $250 million from the China Development Bank to boost oil production, the South American country’s Finance Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Verder lezen

Reuters | Citgo Petroleum appoints executives to positions at Aruba refinery

De Arubaanse Citgo raffinaderij

ORANJESTAD – Citgo Petroleum, the U.S. refining arm of Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA, said on Thursday it appointed two senior executives to new positions as it works to refurbish an idled Aruba refinery. Verder lezen

FD | ‘Curaçao zoekt per direct nieuwe uitbater voor olieraffinaderij Isla’

Reuters/Financieel Dagblad

De Isla-raffinaderij heeft een verwerkingscapaciteit van 335.000 vaten per dag en is daarmee een van de grootste ter wereld. Door achterstallig onderhoud is het ook een van de meest vervuilende raffinaderijen ter wereld. | ANP

Curacao is per direct op zoek naar een nieuwe uitbater van de tijdelijk stilgelegde raffinaderij Isla. Dat meldt Reuters op basis van documenten die het persbureau heeft ingezien. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela says US sanctions hurt oil market stability

An oilfield worker walks down the stairs, at Jose Antonio Anzoategui industrial complex of oil producer PDVSA in the state of Anzoategui, Venezuela April 15, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

VIENNA (Reuters) – U.S. sanctions on Venezuela are an attack against the stability of the global oil market, Venezuelan Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said on Thursday. Verder lezen

Reuters | Veteran Chavez ally Diosdado Cabello to lead Venezuelan Constituent Assembly

Brian Ellsworth

National constituent assembly’s member Diosdado Cabello speaks during a session of the assembly at Palacio Federal Legislativo | Reuters ?Marco Bello

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s all-powerful Constituent Assembly elected as its head on Tuesday Socialist Party No. 2 Diosdado Cabello, boosting the profile of a political leader who the United States has accused of being a coordinator of international drug shipments. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela oil upgraders halting operations amid export crisis

Deisy Buitrago, Marianna Parraga

Venezuela’s PDVSA sued for $25 mln in U.S. over nonpayment | REUTERS/Marco Bello/File Photo

CARACAS/HOUSTON (Reuters) – Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] and partners have halted operations at two upgraders that convert extra-heavy oil into exportable crude and plan to stop work at two others, according to six sources close to the projects, a move aimed at easing the strains from a tanker backlog that is delaying shipments. Verder lezen

NU | Venezuela laat nog eens veertig politieke gevangen vrij

Opnieuw veertig politieke gevangenen vrijgelaten in Venezuela | ANP

In Venezuela zijn voor de tweede dag op rij enkele tientallen politieke gevangen vrijgelaten. Na de vrijlating van 39 oppositieleden op vrijdag, mochten zaterdag nog eens veertig activisten de gevangenis verlaten. Verder lezen

Reuters | OAS says to present evidence of Venezuela rights violations to The Hague

Probe into possible Venezuela ‘crimes against humanity’

(Reuters) – The Organization of American States (OAS) will present evidence that Venezuela’s government under President Nicolas Maduro has committed “crimes against humanity” to the International Criminal Court (ICC), the bloc’s chief said on Tuesday. Verder lezen

Reuters | Aruba court lifts Conoco seizures affecting Citgo oil cargoes

Marianna Parraga, Sailu Urribarri

Citgo van Aruba | Sharina Henriquez

(Reuters) – A court in Aruba on Wednesday lifted liens on two oil cargoes put in place by ConocoPhillips as part of a legal strategy to enforce a $2 billion arbitration decision, the latest reversal for the U.S. oil firm’s collection efforts. Verder lezen

NU | VS legt Venezuela opnieuw sancties op na omstreden presidentsverkiezingen

De VS is van mening dat de regering een “kleptocratie” is

De Amerikaanse president Donald Trump heeft nieuwe economische sancties ingesteld voor Venezuela na de omstreden presidentsverkiezingen ​van het land. Verder lezen