Tag: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

CIB Seeks Person of Interest In Shooting Where Victim Was Driven Over By Car

CHRISTIANSTED — Police need your help tonight to find a person of interest connected to a shooting where the victim was also driven over by a vehicle in Castle Coakley on Saturday night. Geraldo Ojeda, 22, of Caracas, Venezuela, is wanted by the Major Crimes Unit for questioning, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Ojeda […]

Venezuelan Fishing Boat Crew Member Pleads Guilty To Drug Smuggling

CHRISTIANSTED — Another crew member of a Venezuelan-flagged fishing vessel has pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges in federal court, authorities said. Carlos Rodriguez Garcia, 26, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Emile A. Henderson, III to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine while on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of […]

2 Venezuelans Cop to Bringing 121 Pounds of Cocaine to St. Croix

CHRISTIANSTED — Two Venezuelan members of an 11-man fishing vessel crew admitted to their roles in bringing 121 pounds of cocaine to the territory. Henry Gonzalez Noriega, 47, and Francisco Rodriguez Infante, 28, each of Caracas, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Emile A. Henderson III to conspiracy to possess with intent […]

U.S. To Ease A Few Economic Sanctions Against Venezuela

CARACAS — The United States government is moving to ease a few economic sanctions on Venezuela in a gesture meant to encourage resumed negotiations between the U.S.-backed opposition and the government of President Nicolás Maduro. The limited changes will allow Chevron Corp. to negotiate its license with the state-owned oil company, PDVSA, but not to […]

Cuba Struggles To Buy Fuel As Imports From Venezuela Dwindle -Data Indicates

From The Thomson Reuters Trust HAVANA — Cuba is struggling to cover a fuel deficit as imports from Venezuela and other countries remain below historical levels and global prices boosted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine make purchases almost unaffordable, according to analysts and data. The Caribbean country, which is dependent on fuel imports mostly from […]

Venezuela Frees American Hostage To Curry Favor For Deal To Replace Russian Oil

CARACAS — The Venezuelan government freed at least one jailed American on Tuesday night as it seeks to improve relations with the Biden administration, which is looking to undercut support for Russia in Latin America. A nongovernmental group that tracks arbitrary detentions and another person familiar with the matter confirmed to The Associated Press the […]

Human Rights Abusers Cuba, Venezuela Toady Up Praise For Russia After Invasion Of Ukraine

HAVANA — In a carefully worded statement, the Cuban government is blaming the United States for the crisis in Ukraine and backed Russia’s right to “self-defense,” but said the conflict should be resolved diplomatically. “We call on the United States and NATO to seriously and realistically address the well-founded claims for security guarantees of the […]

Venezuelan Migrants Caught In Limbo As Flooding Impacts Region, UN Says

SANTIAGO — The northern Chilean village of Colchane near the Bolivia border is seeing a fast-developing situation due to unrest among migrants, mostly from Venezuela, who are neither being allowed to enter Chile nor return to Bolivia. The scenario is linked to newly implemented migration legislation that requires migrants to self-report to a border facility […]

Trinidad Says Venezuelan Migrant Infant Dies In Border Security Operation

PORT OF SPAIN — Trinidad and Tobago’s Coast Guard said a Venezuelan migrant infant died in a security operation on Saturday when a vessel illegally crossed the maritime border, prompting the Caribbean nation to offer condolences. In a statement on Sunday night, the Coast Guard said one of its patrol ships ordered the vessel to […]

Dominican Who Kept Venezuelan Women As Sex Slaves In St. Thomas ‘Dungeon’ Gets 6.5 Years

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A federal judge ordered a Dominican woman to sit in prison for six and 1/2 years and pay nearly $1 million in restitution for her role in a prostitution ring that recruited females as young as 17. Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, 40, of the Dominican Republic, appeared before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Robert […]