Nicolas Maduro

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Russian and Venezuelan presidents discuss world oil markets

Russian and Venezuelan Presidents Vladimir Putin and Nicolas Maduro have discussed the situation on world oil markets and bilateral relations at a meeting in Novo-Ogarevo, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov says, RIA Novosti reports. The presidents want to take joint steps to overcome the fall in trade and economic relations and activate the work of bilateral intergovernmental commissions.

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Saudi Arabia and Venezuela to raise oil prices together

The leaders of Saudi Arabia and the Venezuelan government agreed today on active cooperation to bring back previous oil prices, the Minister of Economy and Finance of Venezuela, Rodolfo Marco Torres said.The issue of oil prices was raised …

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 President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro said yesterday that the U.S. and its allies were causing the fall of oil prices to harm Russia and Venezuela, TASS reports.He believes that oil prices will start going up again. Venezuela called for an urgent OPEC meeting nd has prepared a plan to improve the situation. 

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Venezuela starts vote recount

 Venezuela has started recounting 46% of presidential polls, RIA Novosti reports.Henrique Capriles, a candidate who lost the elections, wants both the polls and the protocols to be checked.The recount will continue until June 4. 350 ballot boxes will be checked every day. There are 10,500 boxes that need checking.Nicolas Maduro won the elections with 50.61% of votes, Capriles got 49.12%. Opposition filed a protest to the Supreme Court. 

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Maduro wins presidential polls in Venezuela

 Nicolas Maduro has won the presidential polls of Venezuela with 50.76% of votes. His opponent Henrique Capriles got 49.07% of votes, Reuters reports.Capriles demanded the votes to be checked by the public. He demonstrated a list of violations and insists that his opponent lost the campaign.Maduro does not plan to count the votes again and urged the population to remain calm. 

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Chavez funeral held in Caracas

The funeral of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is being held in the country's capital, Caracas. The ceremony is attended by former vice president and Acting President Nicolas Maduro and delegations of several countries, including Iran, Mexico, Brazil and others.

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 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has compared President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez with Jesus, calling him a martyr killed by a suspicious disease. Ahmadinejad said that Chavez had dedicated his life to make the country stronger and free its people.

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President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez dies

President of Venezuela has died in Caracas, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said on TV. The military and the police were mobilized to maintain order. Maduro urged the president’s opponents to respect people’s pain and called for peace.

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