Argentina Sends First Humanitarian Aid Shipment to Venezuela

first_imgBy Juan Delgado/Diálogo May 20, 2019 In light of the serious crisis in Venezuela, the Argentine government sent a first shipment of humanitarian aid to the Latin American nation. The donation fell under the Management Unit to Support Venezuela’s Reconstruction, created in February to assist with humanitarian aid and to meet the needs of Venezuelans. A 26-ton shipment left Buenos Aires by sea for Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on April 16, the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship (MREC, in Spanish), responsible for the Management Unit, said in a press release. Oil, canned food, rice, and lentils were part of the donations. The Argentine authorities estimate that the shipment will reach Colombia May 18, before continuing onwards to Venezuela, provided the illegitimate Maduro regime does not steal it or does not allows its entry. “This way, Argentina renews its commitment to help with the humanitarian crisis the Venezuelan people are going through,” MREC said. Another 3-tons of humanitarian aid is set to be shipped in mid-May from Buenos Aires to Cúcuta, on the Colombian border with Venezuela, said Alejandro Daneri, president of the White Helmets Commission, a civil humanitarian organization, part of MREC, that supports the Management Unit. Elisa Trotta Gamus, Venezuela’s diplomatic representative in Argentina appointed by Interim President Juan Guaidó, thanked Argentina for its support. “We continue to work together for Venezuela. The humanitarian crisis in our country is a fact, and we must continue to collaborate from our spaces,” Trotta said. Humanitarian situation “We remain concerned about the humanitarian situation in Venezuela, which is a tragedy. The Venezuelan people are in the midst of a calamity,” Daneri told Diálogo. “We continue to work with the Venezuelan communities in Argentina to sort, store, and manage warehouses, with donated supplies that will be sent to Venezuela.” The Venezuelan humanitarian crisis worsens by the day. The health system has collapsed, and Venezuelans suffer from extreme poverty and food insecurity. The crisis has also caused a major wave of migration, with millions of Venezuelans fleeing to other countries in the region. According to the Organization of American States, there are more than 3 million Venezuelan refugees in Latin America — more than 1 million in Colombia alone — and there could be more than 5 million by late 2019. “We have fought for humanitarian assistance, so that we can address the emergency caused by the usurper, because out commitment is to the well-being of our people. Thank you, Argentina! Venezuelans will repay this solidarity and support,” said Guaidó via Twitter.last_img read more

“Vibrant” selling market prompts duplex sale

first_imgThe galley-style kitchen. Indoor-outdoor living flows seamlessly.Since his tenants moved out, Mr Wolfe has “renovated it back to better than what it ever was before.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHaving lived in the duplex himself before renting it out, Mr Wolfe said it had open-plan living areas and the entire top-level was a master retreat with views of the Broadwater and Surfers skyline. The kitchen is galley-style and a second living room has been wired, ready to be converted and used as a media room. The property has a 12.5 metre lap pool.“The top level also catches the sea breeze off the Broadwater, I don’t need to use the airconditioning much,” Mr Wolfe said.Set just back from Paradise Point Esplanade, the property is also central to shopping and transport.Mr Wolfe has listed his property due to timing and convenience.“Most of my work is in Sydney and Melbourne, albeit I can work out of Brisbane,” he said.“I think it’s a good time to sell, the Coast has come back and it’s quite vibrant.”center_img 1/17 Errol Ave, Paradise Point is set to go to auction next month.AFTER being a rental property for a while this Paradise Point home has undergone a “cosmetic renovation”, with the timber floors lacquered and the inside newly painted. The three-bedroom duplex, owned by David Wolfe, has a 12.5 metre swimming pool and an outdoor entertainment area.last_img read more