- Over 200 tons of tractor parts sent by US General Motors Overseas for its subsidiary in Venezuela.
For the first time in 12 years, Venezuela appeared before the United Nations Committee against Torture. The committee is to determine whether the Venezuelan State complies with the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Alarms have rung at the United Nations over the presence here of armed civilian groups and the increasing role of the military in matters beyond national security. Denmark's Jens Modvig - one of two officials assigned to prepare the report - asked at the hearings: "What is the position of the government on the "collectives", armed groups that operate outside the law but are in possible collusion with law enforcers? ¿Does it foresee forbidding and dismantling these groups?. (El Universal, http://www.eluniversal.com/nacional-y-politica/141106/un-questions-venezuela-over-alleged-cases-of-torture-against-dissenter; and more in Spanish: http://www.eluniversal.com/nacional-y-politica/141107/en-la-onu-critican-existencia-de-grupos-civiles-armados; El Nacional; http://www.el-nacional.com/)