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  • Latest Updates of Venezuela’s Crisis

    Latest Updates of 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 -
  • Human Rights Watch declaration on the Brazilian Supreme Court ruling on closing borders with Venezuela
    Human Rights Watch welcomes the recent Brazilian Supreme Court ruling that denied a request by the Roraima state government to temporarily close the border with Venezuela. The court argued that “the indiscriminate use of measures aimed at restricti…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Venezuela’s Left-Behind Generation

    Venezuela’s Left-Behind Generation

    I met Fernando Arvelo (pseudonym), a 74-year-old Venezuelan, at a soup kitchen in Cúcuta, the main Colombian city across the border from Táchira state in Venezuela. Fernando moved to Táchira from his home state – a 20-hour drive – soon after h…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Uruguay Should Condemn Venezuela at the UN
    Dear Minister Nin Novoa,I am writing to respectfully urge you to adhere to the joint statement on Venezuela’s crisis delivered by Peru on July 6, 2018, at the United Nations Human Rights Council. The statement, which was a regional initiative, ha…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Venezuela’s downward spiral, Council action needed
    “Spiralling downwards with no end in sight”: That’s how a group of UN Special Procedures, including the Special Rapporteurs on health, adequate housing, extreme poverty and food categorized Venezuela in January of this year. This is also the ti…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Addressing the human rights and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela
    OverviewSince President Maduro came to power in 2013, there has been an alarming rise in the intensity of abuses and the severity of the rights crackdown in Venezuela. Political and civil society repression has stifled dissenting voices. Severe shor…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • UN Human Rights Council: As US Retreats, Other Countries Need To Work Together in Defense of Human Rights
    At a time when courageous leadership in defense of human rights is most critical, Human Rights Watch regrets the self-defeating decision by the United States to withdraw from this Council. By walking away, the US is turning its back not just on the C…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • UN Human Rights Council Should Act on Venezuela
    No one was surprised when Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro was re-elected last May, or when the opposition alleged voting irregularities. Unofficial reports estimated low voter turnout, less than 40%, despite government officials’ frantic att…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Human Rights Council should act to address rights crises - including Venezuela, Kashmir, Philippines and Cambodia
    The High Commissioner has played an invaluable role in monitoring and documenting human rights crises around the world. In many cases, his Office has stepped up when this Council has failed to act.The High Commissioner has rightly brought attention…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

The Economist: Venezuela

The Guardian: Venezuela News

  • Venezuela crisis: Maduro to raise fuel prices to combat smuggling
    President vows to curb fuel subsidies to prevent reselling in neighbouring countriesVenezuela’s heavily subsidised domestic fuel prices should rise to international levels to avoid billions of dollars in annual losses as a result of smuggling, Nico…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Aug 18, 3:53am -
  • More than half a million Venezuelans fled to Ecuador this year, UN says
    Quito declared a state of emergency after 30,000 migrants escaping violence and a collapsing economy came the first week of AugustMore than half a million Venezuelans have crossed into Ecuador this year as part of one of the largest mass migrations i…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 3:20pm -
  • Venezuela has dirt-cheap fuel, so why is driving nearly impossible?
    Plans for fuel census spark fears of rationing or further government crackdown: ‘They want to have more control over citizens’In crisis-hit Venezuela, one dollar can buy two Polar beers, a dozen eggs, or a bar of chocolate. Or, taking advantage o…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 6:00am -
  • Venezuela: Maduro critic rejects 'absurd' claim he plotted to kill president
    Julio Borges, living in exile in Colombia, attacks Maduro as other opposition leaders say apparent assassination bid was legitimate A prominent Venezuelan opposition leader has rejected “absurd” claims he was part of an alleged bid to assassinate…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 3:49pm -
  • Venezuelan president vows to punish 'terrorists' behind alleged drone attack
    Nicolás Maduro made remarks amid reports that his agents had seized an opposition leader from his homeVenezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has vowed to strike back at the “hired guns and terrorists” he claims were behind a bungled attempt to ass…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 1:38pm -
  • Brazil re-opens border to Venezuelan migrants hours after judge closed it
    Three courts issued contradictory rulings within 48 hours as authorities struggle to deal with humanitarian emergency Brazil has re-opened its border to Venezuelans fleeing economic and political turmoil, just hours after a judge ordered the frontier…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 4:50pm -
  • Brazil: judge shuts border to Venezuelan migrants fleeing hunger and hardship
    Judge says entry of immigrants suspended until conditions for ‘humanitarian reception’ are created – activists called it ‘absurd’A judge in Brazil has blocked Venezuelans from entering the border state of Roraima as local authorities harden…
    - 8 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 4:59pm -
  • Crackdown feared after Venezuelan president survives alleged drone attack
    Nicolás Maduro expected to ramp up repression after drone explosions at military paradeVenezuela’s opposition has warned that President Nicolás Maduro may launch a political crackdown after he accused adversaries of attempting to assassinate him…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 3:40am -
  • Foreign powers, or hoax: who's behind Venezuela 'drone attack'?
    President Nicolás Maduro has blamed an international cabal but observers are suspicious • Maduro survives apparent drone assassination attemptVenezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has survived an apparent and – if true – audacious assassin…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Aug 18, 1:47am -
  • Explosion goes off during speech by Venezuelan president – video
    The Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, is speaking during an official event for the National Guard in Caracas, with his wife, Celia Flores, standing next to him, when an explosion is heard. In another camera angle, soldiers at attention are seen…
    - 10 days ago, 4 Aug 18, 9:41pm -

Venezuela News and Views

  • What Josep Borrel really meant : a lost country

    What Josep Borrel really meant : a lost country

    Spain had what is normal in a parliamentary system: there was a motion vote that ousted the sitting Mariano Rajoy which automatically replaced him with the "leader" of the opposition, Pedro Sanchez.  This one did not reach premiership after last ele…
    - 23 days ago, 23 Jul 18, 11:02am -
  • Just saying....

    Just saying....

    So AD is leaving the opposition coalition MUD.On June 15 I was writing the following:In this group [willing to negotiate with the regime] we have AD and the rest. AD would be stricter in its negotiations with the regime but since it has lost tremendo…
    - 38 days ago, 7 Jul 18, 10:27pm -
  • A way out for Venezuela: the post Duque election effect

    A way out for Venezuela: the post Duque election effect

    The time has come to discuss what could be done about the Venezuelan narko kleptokracy. And the election of Ivan Duque in Colombia today does affect the possible outcomes.At the Colombian border, with the symbolic barrier, from left to right: ex pres…
    - 58 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 11:58pm -
  • A way out for Venezuela: a peaceful way out for a dictatorship?
    Speculating how this nightmare will end is just that, speculation. The more likely exit will be a surprise, a never seen move.  Remember that this is XXI century socialism turned into XXI century dictatorship in spite of Twitter, Facebook and what n…
    - 59 days ago, 16 Jun 18, 8:49pm -
  • A way out for Venezuela: it will not be coming from the opposition
    At least not as it stands right now.The disarray of the opposition is simply breathtaking.  And if you read Twitter varied time lines, you will find out that some inside the opposition spend time attacking each other in more virulent ways than they…
    - 60 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 10:56pm -
  • A way out for Venezuela: the regime options
    What can the regime do at this point?Since its sole wish is to remain in power to avoid jail, they have clear objectives. Unfortunately for them the strategy to reach them has to change almost daily as events seem to escape any sort of control.  Thu…
    - 66 days ago, 10 Jun 18, 12:13am -
  • A way out for Venezuela: current conditions
    The OAS resolution of yesterday is important on one point: the Venezuelan dictatorship of Maduro is finally named by its name. Only three countries out of 3 out 35 think that Venezuela is still a presentable regime.  Thus it is time to act. But how?…
    - 68 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 12:05am -
  • It was a debacle at the OAS
    No need to go much on the actual show. Arreaza performance as the regime representative was, well, ridiculous. The money line was Almagro letting him know that since the Venezuelan National Assembly had refused to exit the regime then Maduro cannot d…
    - 69 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 10:11pm -
  • Debacle at the OAS?
    Today in Washington the OAS started one of its big regular meetings.  You know, those where the foreign secretaries come themselves to talk and vote on resolutions. Even Mike Pompeo was in attendance, forgetting about North Korea for a short while.T…
    - 71 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 11:20pm -
  • The need for our criollo Nuremberg
    Since I wrote last night things have not been improving.  Today the release of more political prisoners have driven home two things.Three tweets narrate the release of Gilber Caro, a Representative of Voluntad Popular whose parliamentary immunity wa…
    - 72 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 9:20am -
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