During the 2017 protests, David Vallenilla was murdered by sargeant Arli Cleiwi Méndez Terán. The action was recorded in several videos and photos. Méndez Terán was charged with murder but on Monday, he was absolved by Maduro’s justice system.
Maduro mentioned Saab on TV for the first time yesterday. He admitted he was in charge of the CLAP program (that was denied by Saab himself in 2017, when he also said that he didn’t know Maduro) and said that Saab had been “kidnapped and tortured in Cape Verde.
89% of labs in Venezuela aren’t working, said the president of the Federación de Colegios de Bioanalistas, Judith León. She also said that over 70% of bioanalysts in public institutions have resigned because of the poor conditions.
Colombia intelligence documents reported that several FARC dissidents are on Venezuelan soil, including those responsible for attacks against their military.
Banco de Venezuela once again failed to restore its online banking service. It's been five days since it went offline, and it's affecting 14 million users. Venezuela accumulates 35 consecutive quarters of decreasing economic activity. A senior citizen died while he was standing in line to get the vaccine at the Alba Caracas Hotel.
The Fact-Finding Mission said that the Venezuelan justice system has had an essential role in human rights violations for years and hasn't been the counterbalance to the repression by the authoritarian regime.
Primero Justicia proposed an independent board in charge of managing Venezuelan assets abroad, meaning Monómeros. They questioned that Voluntad Popular insists on political organizations part of the Unitary Platform managing these assets.
Jorge Rodríguez announced that the regime decided to incorporate Álex Saab into the negotiation. Saab was detained in 2020 in Cape Verde due to charges imposed by the United States for money laundering. The opposition delegation expressed its dissatisfaction with the incorporation through a statement.
Michelle Bachelet presented a summary of the latest report of her office on Venezuela: she highlighted her concern about the criminalization of human rights defenders and union leaders in the country, the need to lift sanctions and how the pandemic has worsened the humanitarian emergency.
The UN said that 5.7 million Venezuelans have left the country. 37 organizations choose their spots on the ballot for the November elections. August had a 10.6% inflation rate.
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