- Sergio Monsalve, president of the Caracas Critics’ Circuit, denounced the imminent and definitive closure of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas and warned that its facilities are in very poor condition and that its precious art collection is seriously threatened by the humidity and neglect. The few workers who still remain in the MACC ask for the help of private companies to preserve the still preserved artistic heritage.
- The Minister of Culture, Ernesto Villegas, denied the closure of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACCI). He assured that this claim was only intended to undermine the fact that UNESCO would include another Venezuelan tradition on UNESCO’s list of cultural heritage: the festivities of San Juan Bautista. The ministry has not published the museum’s annual budget or the status of the works of art it owns.
- The public museums of Caracas have struggled for survival for a long time, because we have already covered in This article through Tony Frangie Mawad. You can also Read more on the humidity situation in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas in this article.
Dutch authorities have delayed Delcy RodrÃguez’s trip to the International Criminal Court for “outstanding issues with the security clearance” of the plane she used.
- A spokesperson said the country had granted an exception to the EU’s sanctions against the Chavista authorities “for the sole purpose of having her attend a meeting at ICC headquarters.”
- Delcy said the country violated the United Nations Charter, the Vienna Convention and other agreements when they prevented his delegation from traveling to The Hague to meet with Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan, which she said. qualified as an “illegal offense”.
- Juan GuaidÃ³ said it was time to unite the opposition, with the aim of holding presidential elections to “get rid of Maduro”. He reiterated that the solution to the crisis begins with the National Salvation Accord and “free and fair elections in the short term”. He thinks that what happened in Barinas proves that the dictatorship is a minority (â¦) Maduro, you have an expiration date. Who is the candidate for 2024, if you even go that far? He asked. GuaidÃ³ also said that the Democratic factions are ready to resume negotiations in Mexico because it is necessary to obtain benefits for the Venezuelan people. He asked not to confuse the mechanism with the goal: âThe goal is an agreement, guarantees, dates, a timetable, conditions. Do not sit at the table. It is a mechanism.
- Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami released a video assuring that he is fine after undergoing hernia surgery. He added that he never took a break from his responsibilities as he worked on his phone all the time.
- Flor Pujol, the IVIC virologist, said citizens will likely need a vaccine booster in 2022. She said immunity does not go away six months after starting the vaccine, but antibody levels decline. and that is why a booster is recommended.
- The Venezuelan Episcopal Conference (CEV) released updated figures on the number of COVID-19 patients in the clergy between March 2022 and December 2021. 439 of the country’s 2,113 priests were infected with COVID-19 and 45 have died.
- Delcy RodrÃguez said Venezuela has achieved an 82.4% vaccination rate.
- The Central Bank said the cumulative inflation rate is 631%.
- Chamber of Petroleum President Reinaldo Quintero thinks oil production targets are unlikely to be met this year: âWe won’t hit one million barrels, but we’re not that far away.
- UCAB Dean Ronald Balza said dollarization needs executive permission to develop the financial system: âReceive more than deposits, allow mobility between banks, access loans in dollars to invest. He recommended developing a multi-currency system.
- Carlos FernÃ¡ndez, president of FEDECÃMARAS, assured that the private sector will experience a growth of seven points in 2022, and explained that this improvement will be made thanks to food, medicines and hygiene products, far from the capacity of production of the country. He pointed out that despite the absence of public policies that stimulate growth in the private sector, it is this sector that has halted the decline in the last eight consecutive years of contraction.
- Active and retired CANTV workers protested for better wages, medical services and benefits. Union leader JosÃ© PadrÃ³n said several workers died because they lacked insurance.
- The secretary general of the National Guild of Journalists, Edgar CÃ¡rdenas, reported that there were 251 attacks on journalists and media in 2021.
- Doctors, nurses and other workers at Materno Infantil Hospital in El Valle protested demanding they receive their wages, Christmas bonuses and other benefits.
- The prosecution has ordered the treatment, investigation and punishment of those who charge for medical care to patients in public hospitals.
- 32 environmentalists were murdered between 2013 and 2021, ODEVIDA said, 21 were murdered by illegal miners sicarios and 11 by FANB agents. ODEVIDA recorded 80 cases of activists who were victims of violence and repression.
Only six vehicles were assembled in Venezuela in 2021.
- The National Electoral Council reported that the physical electoral registers for the Barinas election were audited with representatives of the PSUV, ORA, MUD, MAS, APC, PPT and UPV.
- The Spanish Foreign Minister, JosÃ© Manuel Albares, believes that the EU must redouble its efforts to maintain negotiations between the regime and the opposition so that “we can finally see democracy succeed in Venezuela”, he said. he declares. The EU will consider the first analysis carried out by the EOM pending its final report.
- Aruba has extended its ban on all types of flights from Venezuela until March 2022.
- US Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday that President Biden “fully intends to run for office” in 2024.
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