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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 -
  • Venezuelan Immigration to Ecuador

    Venezuelan Immigration to Ecuador

    The political and humanitarian crisis hitting Venezuela has accelerated the number of Venezuelans fleeing the country, including those migrating to Ecuador. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), between 2016 and Sept…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Detained for Providing Aid in Venezuela
    On December 27, the powerful Chavista politician Diosdado Cabello announced the detention of Jonatan Diniz, a Brazilian living in Los Angeles who was visiting Venezuela for a nongovernmental group that he directs, which provides food and aid to peopl…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Why Jonatan Diniz was Lucky
    On December 27, the powerful Chavista politician Diosdado Cabello announced the detention of Jonatan Diniz, a Brazilian living in Los Angeles who was visiting Venezuela for a nongovernmental group that he directs, which provides food and aid to peopl…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Pregnant Teenager Killed Awaiting Food
    On December 31, a member of the Bolivarian National Guard killed Alexandra Colopoy, 18, as she was standing in line to receive a pernil (a leg of pork traditionally served at Christmas in Venezuela), her husband said in a video posted on Twitter. The…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The ‘Instigating Hatred’ Law in Use
    At 11 a.m. on January 3, members of a municipal police force in Valencia, Carabobo state, detained Ronald Cevilla Guedez, 25, and Erika Palacios Alfonzo, 41, while they were protesting against the government. The detainees were part of a group of 30…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Venezuela


    In Venezuela today, no independent government institutions remain to act as a check on executive power. The Venezuelan government—under Maduro and previously under Chávez—has stacked the courts with judges who make no pretense of independence.T…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The New York Times: “As Venezuela Collapses Children Are Dying of Hunger”
    On December 17, The New York Times published an article on the severe humanitarian crisis ravaging Venezuela and its effect on children.  The piece is based on 5 months of research tracking 21 public hospitals in Venezuela where “doctors are seein…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • High-level officials responsible for the 2017 crackdown
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

The Economist: Venezuela

The Guardian: Venezuela News

  • new'We loot or we die of hunger': food shortages fuel unrest in Venezuela
    As the country’s economic problems mount, towns and cities have been hit by an outbreak of looting and violenceAmid desperate food shortages Venezuelans are picking up new survival skills.On the night of 9 January, for example, a hungry mob took ju…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Jan 18, 1:16am -
  • Venezuelan rebel police officer killed in shootout with special forces
    Óscar Pérez led helicopter attack on supreme court last JunePérez posted video during shootout saying he wanted to surrenderA rebellious police officer who led a brazen attack in Caracas last year was among seven people killed in a shootout with a…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:23pm -
  • Drama out of crisis: how theatre and improv teach lessons in sexual consent
    Exploring consent issues through interactive drama and comedy can effect lasting change, whether tackling violence against sex workers in Africa, sex education in South America or abuse in UK schoolsA man in police uniform walks into a bar and corner…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 2:00am -
  • Venezuela opposition looks to military to oust Maduro. Dream on
    Having failed to dislodge President Nicolás Maduro, the opposition is openly talking of a coup but mutual benefit links the military with the ruling partyNow that anti-government protests in Venezuela have been crushed and President Nicolás Maduro…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 2:30am -
  • Venezuela soldier held after pregnant 18-year-old killed in meat queue tussle
    National guardsmen opened fire as people waited for scarce porkOpposition say incident is emblematic of economic meltdownVenezuelan authorities have arrested a national guard soldier and accused him of shooting dead a pregnant 18-year-old during an i…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 11:07am -
  • More than 350 million Latin American voters to elect new leaders in 2018
    Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Paraguay will elect new presidents in what could be a popular reaction against corrruption The anti-establishment tide that has swept much of the world is set to break over Latin America in 2018. So…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 3:00am -
  • Venezuela releases 36 jailed government opponents
    Freed activists include former mayor, opposition adviser and police, while President Maduro denies they are ‘political prisoners’Three dozen opponents of Venezuela’s socialist government have been freed from prison and reunited with their famil…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Dec 17, 4:31pm -
  • Venezuela set to expel top Brazilian and Canadian diplomats
    Officials have been increasingly critical of the president, Nicolás Maduro, and his government for consolidating power The Venezuelan government is preparing to expel top diplomats from Brazil and Canada, accusing them of meddling in the country’s…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Dec 17, 9:10pm -
  • Nephews of Venezuela's first lady sentenced to prison for cocaine plot
    Judge says two ‘narconephews’ were ‘perhaps not the most astute drug dealers’ when sentencing them to 18 years for conspiring to import cocaine into USTwo nephews of Venezuela’s first lady have been sentenced to 18 years in prison following…
    - 38 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 5:56pm -
  • Venezuela’s opposition wins EU’s prestigious human rights prize
    Julio Borges accepts prize and urges world to keep a close eye on Venezuela’s presidential election, where it hopes to end two decades of socialist ruleVenezuela’s opposition has won the EU’s prestigious Sakharav prize for human rights and urge…
    - 39 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 1:34pm -

Venezuela News and Views

  • The need to thread carefully around the Oscar Perez saga

    The need to thread  carefully around the Oscar Perez saga

    I know I am not going to make friends with this entry but someone has to write it down.First, what was done to Oscar Perez this week was an abomination, an execution worthy of what Stalin did (or Hitler for that matter but since Maduro claims to be f…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 11:20pm -
  • Best wishes for 2018
    Well, for those outside of Venezuela that is. Here? "May you survive 2018" seems as reasonable request as you may utter.I do look like a chavista. Late December I was speculating/promising that I may be able to do a round up of 2017, having in theory…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 10:06pm -
  • 2017 round up: chavismo has not changed, and can't
    It is necessary to repeat this over and over: the current Venezuelan regime CANNOT yield to a democratic transition. Its leadership is way too compromised in particularly obscene corruption to which you add drug trafficking big scale.  If they lose…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Dec 17, 6:46pm -
  • 2017 roundup: intro
    It seems that this year I will have more time for myself than usual.Starvation shopping done? Check!S.O. sort of stable? Check!Nowhere to go to spend time and money? Check!No way I can be productive at work? Check!Forced holiday until January 15? Che…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Dec 17, 12:22pm -
  • A Christmas from hell
    I know, I know, I should be wishing all of you a merry Christmas...  Good for you if you can, my heartfelt wishes. But here, it is hell.I am not going to bother you with summaries from around the country. Just among one of many I received, one from…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Dec 17, 6:56pm -
  • Hoy no voté
    Hoy por primera vez en mi vida decidí deliberadamente, sin consigna de nadie, no ir a votar.  Si tienen paciencia me permitirán explicarles.No votaré porque los abstencionistas me convencieron. De hecho, ellos han sido un fracaso total. Desde jul…
    - 42 days ago, 10 Dec 17, 10:13am -
  • Happy T-day USofA
    To US readers still haunting this page I wish them a happy, loving Thanksgiving,I have been out of Venezuela for urgent major family matters and blogging on what I cannot properly follow seemed pointless. That the dollar is worth ten times more today…
    - 59 days ago, 23 Nov 17, 4:32am -
  • I do not want to want to restructure the debt
    This is pretty much what Maduro has in mind when he talks of restructuring the huge Venezuelan debt, huge enough that a default would at the very least send shudders through the markets (though it has been previsible enough that I am sure many have t…
    - 78 days ago, 5 Nov 17, 12:04am -
  • "esos son los que se quedaron"
    On the evening of Chavez 2006 reelection I did write a wistful note that somehow made it to the Wall Street Journal.  Then this blog was in the news as the other news were not yet on all of Chavez horrors.  Years went by, the news caught up and thu…
    - 84 days ago, 29 Oct 17, 11:20pm -
  • Can Sakharov save the Venezuelan opposition?
    No.At least not in its current form.The day started in a stupendous note: the European parliament awarded its Sakharov prize to the Venezuelan opposition, namely the National Assembly that the regime has voided, the political prisoners, and the youth…
    - 87 days ago, 27 Oct 17, 12:47am -
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