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  • Latest Updates on Venezuela's Crisis

    Latest Updates on Venezuela's Crisis

    Expand Police fire tear gas toward opposition supporters during clashes while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, April 20, 2017.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • José Miguel Vivanco
    José Miguel Vivanco, director of Human Rights Watch's Americas division, is a general expert on Latin America. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Vivanco worked as an attorney for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at the Organization of…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Updated report on Children’s Malnutrition by Cáritas
    Cáritas Venezuela recently released a report, updating an earlier study, that documents increasing levels of child malnutrition in the country since February 2017. The new report is based on the evaluation of children under 5 years of age in Caracas…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The “Truth” Commision
    In mid-August, Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly created a Truth, Justice and Peace Commission to “contribute to the construction of a justice system based on peace.” The commission’s purpose is to “investigate political violence that occurr…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Death of an Opponent Under Custody
    On September 17, Carlos Andrés García, a former legislator of the Justice First (Primero Justicia) opposition party in the State of Apure, died while in detention, the party reported.  Security forces arrested García when intelligence agents sear…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The Rabbit Plan
    On September 13, during a televised cabinet meeting, President Nicolás Maduro and Freddy Bernal, the minister of agriculture, discussed the government’s plan to call on Venezuelans to breed rabbits as a source of protein, in response to sanctions…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Thousands of Venezuelans Flee to Brazil

    Thousands of Venezuelans Flee to Brazil

    The deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Venezuela and the increasingly authoritarian turn of its government are forcing more and more Venezuelans to flee into neighboring Brazil. From January to June, 7,600 Venezuelans requested asylum in…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Jailing an(other) Activist

    Jailing an(other) Activist

    On July 6, members of the Bolivarian National Police detained Carlos Julio Rojas, a journalist and activist who collaborates with two nongovernmental organizations that organize residents of certain Caracas neighborhoods, as he was walking down the s…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • HRW statement at the Human Rights Council
    In a statement delivered on September 12 in Geneva, Human Rights Watch said that UN Human Rights Council leadership is needed in Yemen, Venezuela, China, Myanmar, and Philippines. Specifically on Venezuela, the statement says:"We welcome the High Co…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Jailing an Opposition Mayor’s Son
    On July 30, dozens of security agents from the Bolivarian National Guard, the Bolivarian National Police, the Bolivarian National Intelligence Services, and members of armed pro-government groups called “colectivos” burst into the home of Omar La…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

The Economist: Venezuela

The Guardian: Venezuela News

Venezuela News and Views

  • Negotiation, not dialogue (or negation)

    Negotiation, not dialogue (or negation)

    This past week has been eventful. It started with a new attempt at dialogue that nobody but the regime wants, to the strong words against Venezuela dictatorship from Trump, Macron, Santos, Michetti, and more, taking place at the UN general assembly.T…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 17, 8:04pm -
  • A few comments on governor's primaries
    The good thing is that the opposition held primaries whereas the dictatorship named its candidates outright.  Using dictatorship and election in the same sentence may appear weird to the reader but this is Venezuela, a dictatorship of a new type, ad…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 12:51am -
  • Fortunately for Lilian Tintori, her enemies are mean but stupid

    Fortunately for Lilian Tintori, her enemies are mean but  stupid

    As a follow up of Friday's entry.Saturday Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, tried to leave the country on a well announced and scheduled tour that included meetings with Macron, May, Merkel, and Rajoy, that I know of. S…
    - 23 days ago, 3 Sep 17, 12:50am -
  • Fait divers: Lilian Tintori is parted from her cash
    The talk of this end of week is not the Law against Hate, or the Stalinist tribunal that the constituent assembly has become, or that the regime celebrates has a major achievement the arrival of a wheat ship from Russia with wheat for, what?, 5 days?…
    - 24 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 10:42pm -
  • It is unanimous
    I am not talking much about the fraudulent constitutional assembly because, to begin with, I do not recognize it (1). Not that it matters, just to make it clear that it is a waste of time to discuss its activities since it is there merely to give cov…
    - 25 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 10:43pm -
  • Genocidal
    It is very hard to avoid those major labels that sear History.  When I started using the word "dictatorship" I was criticized; yet, proven right in the end. Fascism came in slowly, almost behind totalitarian even though it should precede it in the p…
    - 27 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 1:58pm -
  • Arming the unarmed, and unarmable
    This weekend the dictatorship decided to perform "military exercises" to scare the US away from an intervention.  Not that it matters since the US will not waste a drop of Marine blood on a Venezuelan beach, but let's not go there now. The point her…
    - 30 days ago, 27 Aug 17, 6:32pm -
  • Resolve
    Today's new sanctions on Venezuela by the Trump administration are a good excuse to write a long overdue update on Venezuelan politics.Not that I have been despondent. But what for?  All is said and done. The opposition went the extra mile only to p…
    - 31 days ago, 26 Aug 17, 2:01am -
  • Luisa Ortega lavish life style
    One dichotomy when you analyze the current regime of Venezuela is to decide if it is communist or fascist. In the grand scheme of things it does not matter much since they are both totalitarian in nature and end point. But the road chosen does have d…
    - 32 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 4:05pm -
  • In praise of "escrache"

    In praise of "escrache"

    There are so many things to write about that as usual I freeze. That is, until I come across something that summarizes the situation so well that it goes beyond belief.It was Jorge Rodriguez turn to get insulted in public while in Mexico city.  Let…
    - 36 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 2:15pm -
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