Caracas - US government's hostile measures against Venezuela has reached on Monday their maximum expression in the international financial market to hinder Caracas'' access to the importation of basic goods for social programs.
In this regard, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, denounced in recent statements that the siege contradicts international law and the UN Charter.
According to the Minister, the blockade against Caracas is causing an increase in the cost for banking commissions, the closing of Venezuelan StateÂ´s accounts and the illegal appropriation of resources in dollars and other currencies by foreign governments.
'The blockade has made Venezuelan people suffer. What the US government is doing is criminal and we are going to insist on diplomacy, on dialogue to unblock domestic economy,' the chief diplomat added.
The retention of foreign currency amounts to over four billion dollars in assets withheld in international banking. In addition, the most recent sanctions have hampered transaction of 4,851,252 euros needed for the care of 26 Venezuelan patients in Italy, part of a State's agreement by Petroleos de Venezuela-PDVSA for bone marrow transplant.
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Havana, Cuba - The XVII Ernest Hemingway International Colloquium, dedicated to the 93rd and 90th anniversaries of the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature's The Sun Also Rises and Farewell to Arms, respectively, will open its doors today in the International Hall of the capital's Iberostar Riviera Hotel.
The opening words of the event will be given by Gladys Collazo Usallán, president of the National Council of Cultural Heritage, organization in charge of its coordination, together with the Ernest Hemingway Museum of Finca Vigía.Read More