According to Venezuelan government figures, the average price in 2016 for Venezuela's mix of heavy and medium crude is now US$ 32.79 for the year to date. (Latin American Herald Tribune, http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2420190&CategoryId=10717)
- Madrid: Thousands of Venezuelans marched in the streets of Madrid demanding a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro, led by the opposition Democratic Unity coalition (MUD). Shouting “Venezuela, referendum! Maduro, out!” about 3,000 people, according to the police, demonstrated in the capital city of Spain three days after the “Taking of Caracas” called up by the MUD for last September 1.
- Bogotá, Colombia: Over 500 people who rallied at the Monument of Heroes, to the north of the capital city, “and in demand of the recall referendum right away”.
- Santiago de Chile: Venezuelan residents rallied on Italia Square in support of the “Taking of Caracas,” a march convened by the Venezuelan opposition last September 1. Demonstrators also requested the Embassy of Venezuela to open the register of voters for new Venezuelan residents in Chile, whose number has increased over the past few years. Other cities also expressed support.
- Miami: Dozen Venezuelans rallied in downtown Miami to demand the implementation of a recall referendum against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Wearing white T-shirts and holding national flags and placards, demonstrators gathered in front of the Tower of Freedom, a bastion of the Cuban diaspora.
- New York: Under the rain, Venezuelans from the Tri-State area filled the side stairway to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and turned it into a demonstration that headed toward Duffy Square in Times Square, calling for a speedy recall vote.
- Venezuelan expatriates also held demonstrations in Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Denver, Paris, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and México City.