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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 -
  • UN Security Council Members meet to address Venezuela’s Crisis
    Today’s meeting of UN Security Council members on the Venezuela crisis provides a unique opportunity to focus attention on the widespread abuses the government of President Nicolás Maduro is committing. Without strong, multilateral pressure, the h…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • It’s Time for UN Security Council to Send Strong Message on Venezuela

    It’s Time for UN Security Council to Send Strong Message on Venezuela

    Today's meeting of members of the UN Security Council meeting on the Venezuela crisis provides a unique opportunity to focus attention on the widespread abuses the government of President Nicolás Maduro is committing. Without strong, multilateral p…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sanctions on Venezuela
    On November 13, the European Union adopted sanctions against Venezuela: it imposed an arms embargo on material that might be used for internal repression, and a legal framework for a travel ban and assets freeze of Venezuelans implicated in human rig…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The “Hate Law”
    On November 8, the Constituent Assembly adopted a Law Against Hatred and in favor of Peaceful Living and Tolerance. The law forbids political parties that “promote fascism, hatred, and intolerance,” as well as “messages of intolerance and hat…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Crackdown on Dissent

    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Refusing the Humanitarian Release of a Detained Student

    Refusing the Humanitarian Release of a Detained Student

    On June 12, members of the Command 435 of Bolivarian National Guard detained Carlos Julio Velasco Marín, an 18-year-old high school student and first aid volunteer, in Caracas. At the time of his detention, he was walking not far from the San Ignaci…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The European Union Sakharov Prize
    On October 26, the European Parliament awarded the 2017 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Venezuela’s National Assembly and “all political prisoners including in the Venezuelan Penal Forum list, represented by Leopoldo López, Antonio Lede…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Questionable Elections in Venezuela
    On October 15, Venezuelans went to the polls to elect governors in all 23 states of the country.As with previous elections, the playing field leading up to the elections was far from even. Members of the opposition have been arbitrarily disqualifie…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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Venezuela News and Views

  • 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Oct 17, 12:47am -
  • Live! The implosion of the opposition alliance
    Well, that was faster than expected.So the day started with the sworn AD governors at a press conference.  They said it had to be cut short becasue they had to take a plane. But lo' and behold!  The woman went to TV for some interview (I think) and…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 4:26pm -
  • The day Ramos Allup drove the stake at the heart of the MUD

    The day Ramos Allup drove the stake at the heart of the MUD

    The July 16th vote, annulled todayToday's events remind me a little bit of that type of horror movie which starts with some bloody body(ies) and a mysterious shadow drifting away. Heck, sometime the alleged assassin is shown knife in hand. No matter,…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 12:33pm -
  • Numeral inconsistencies
    UPDATEDWhile the opposition logistic mess (so far this is what we see) may or may not prove electoral fraud (that fraud exists from before election day, so there is electoral fraud no matter what) we can only look at some glaring inconsistencies.Vote…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 12:51pm -
  • El error de regañar a Almagro
    Ha circulado con amplitud por Internet un articulo de Milagros Socorro donde se queja del regaño que el secretario de la OEA, Luis Almagro, le ha dado a la dirigencia de la MUD.  Pues a pesar de que este blog ha expresado su admiración por la acui…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Oct 17, 3:55pm -
  • Meanwhile, back at the burning ranch

    Meanwhile, back at the burning ranch

    Thus we are reeling from another election that the regime "won" using any public money it could scarp to gain advantage.  But in this era of low oil prices, and low production, reality is catching up fast. No honeymoon break.First this news that PDV…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • Carta a Ramos Allup
    Señor Ramos AllupYa es tiempo que usted se retire y le deje el puesto a otro. Si bien en el primer año de la nueva Asamblea Nacional usted pegó algunos éxitos de taquilla resulta al final que usted no logró nada concreto y, peor, manejó muy mal…
    - 32 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 1:17pm -
  • How to legally cheat
    The most surprising thing about Sunday's election fraud is how unprepared the MUD opposition was. I admit that it was difficult to prepare for the out of norms regime onslaught, but still...And yet the electoral machinery of the regime was so powerfu…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 12:35am -
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