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Maduro Appoints Own Son to Investigate Unfinished Public Works by Odebrecht

By: Sabrina Martín - @SabrinaMartinR - Mar 10, 2017, 2:34 pm
Nicolas Maduro's son was recently appointed to oversee unfinished projects of the Brazilian company Odebrecht (
Nicolas Maduro’s son was recently appointed to oversee unfinished projects of the Brazilian company Odebrecht (Informe 365).

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Nicolás Maduro recently appointed his son as supervisor of an investigation into unfinished Odebrecht projects in Venezuela.

After a year abroad, Nicolás Maduro Guerra, 26, recently returned to Venezuela. A few days later in Official Report No. 41802 he was appointed director general of Delegations and Presidential Instructions of the Vice Presidency of the Republic.

According to renowned journalist Nelson Bocaranda, the president’s young son is going to be overseeing Odebrecht’s multimillion-dollar projects and investments in the country.

“Nicolito” as he is known, is licensed in Social Economy by the National Experimental Polytechnic University of the National Armed Forces and for years he was a flutist in Venezuelan orchestras.

Maduro Guerra will be supervising Odebrecht’s ten unfinished projects in the country and according to the head of state will by performing “national work.”

“Nicolás Ernesto will be presiding over meetings held in the office of the Director General of the Ministry of Transport, that is, where many acts of corruption with the Brazilian construction company were forged.”

At the same time Bocaranda informed that many of the Odbrecht invoices originated in Sao Paulo or New York City. These invoices, signed by President Hugo Chávez, came to the different ministers who were in charge of public works, transportation, electrical projects, or other contracting entities within the Brazilian company.

Venezuela was the country that received the most money in bribes from the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht; but between 2006 and 2015, numerous projects have not been completed. Many remain unfinished.

According to a report by the US Department of Justice, the South American country received at least USD $98 million in bribes. Other nations have allegedly received payments of USD $788 million in bribes.

Source: Runrun.es

Sabrina Martín Sabrina Martín

Sabrina Martín is a Venezuelan journalist, commentator, and editor based in Valencia with experience in corporate communication. Follow @SabrinaMartinR.

US Border Mistake Could See Over 200,000 Acres Returned to Mexico

By: Elena Toledo - @NenaToledo - Mar 10, 2017, 2:27 pm
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EspañolA mistake in the border lines between Mexico and the United States could see over 200 thousand acres returned to Mexico. Chihuahua Senator Patricio Martínez García said 214,381 acres considered US territory since the 19th century actually belongs to Mexico. So far, there has been no proposal that will lead the United States to address the territorial error, but Senator Martinez Garcia said he is looking for funds top conduct topographic and satellite studies that could confirm whether the US is trespassing on Mexican territory. If the studies confirm the error, Mexico would be entitled to claim that territory by sending a diplomatic note to the United States government. The legislator stated that 99 percent of the territory is vacant land only inhabited in Nogales and Arizona, so the case would require a legal review clarifying the situation for both countries. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1459522593195-0'); });   The issue arises amid wavering relations between Mexico and the United States due to immigration policies involving a border wall that President Donald Trump plans to implement in order to prevent immigrants from entering the US. Read More: US vs. Russia: Trump the Pragmatist vs. Clinton the Warmonger Read More: Trump and Putin Status: “In a Relationship” Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray made the Mexican government's displeasure known this week by coming out against deportation and immigrant families that have been separated while crossing the border. Source: Sin Embargo

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