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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 -
  • Older Venezuelans Also Deserve to Rebuild Their Lives Abroad

    Older Venezuelans Also Deserve to Rebuild Their Lives Abroad

    Expand United Nations refugee agency housing units in one of its shelters in Boa Vista, Roraima state, October 20, 2019.  © 2019 Tamara Taraciuk Broner…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Accountability key to addressing rights crisis in Venezuela HRW statement on High Commissioner’s oral update

    Accountability key to addressing rights crisis in Venezuela HRW statement on High Commissioner’s oral update

    Expand Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza Montserrat listens during the opening of the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United N…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Venezuela

    Venezuela

    In early January 2019, Juan Guaidó, the National Assembly president, asked Venezuelans to mobilize in support of restoring constitutional order in the country. On January 23, hundreds of thousands poured into the streets. During the protest, Guaidó…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Brazil Grants Asylum to 21,000 Venezuelans in a Single Day

    Brazil Grants Asylum to 21,000 Venezuelans in a Single Day

    Expand Venezuelan children play in a refugee shelter in Boa Vista, Roraima state, Brazil, August 26, 2018. © 2018 Lucas Dantas for Human Rights Watch…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Brazil: Venezuelan Children Fleeing Alone

    Brazil: Venezuelan Children Fleeing Alone

    Expand Pedro M., 12, inside the housing unit where he lives with his sister Mariana, 13, at a UN shelter in Roraima in October 2019.  © 2019 César Muñoz Ace…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Venezuela's Infiltration of the UN Human Rights Council
    It would be easy to give up on the United Nations Human Rights Council, as the Trump administration has done. Based in Geneva, the council is supposed to be a beacon for the world, a place where victims of human rights violations can look for abusive…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • UN: Defeat Venezuela in Human Rights Council Election

    UN: Defeat Venezuela in Human Rights Council Election

    Expand A view of the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters, October 1, 2018.  © AP Photo/Richard Drew (New York) – Several candidat…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Don’t Let Venezuela Join the United Nations Human Rights Council

    Don’t Let Venezuela Join the United Nations Human Rights Council

    The corrupt and oppressive government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela has detained and tortured political opponents, shot demonstrators, and left the country so economically devastated that more than 4 million…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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Venezuela News and Views

  • What mattered in 2019

    What mattered in 2019

    For yours truly, of course, no objectivity here. (1)I pick as the marking moment of 2019 the burning down of Notre Dame in Paris. Why? Because it was infinitely more than a Church going down in flames, it was a hit on one of the main symbols of Weste…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Jan 20, 4:00am -
  • Welcome 2020
    Dear readers, it has been two years in a row that the best wishes I received were the prelude of horrendous years of grief.  I am thus quite weary to partake in the ritual wishes.But one needs to pick up the pieces, dust off, stand up and walk.So th…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Dec 19, 8:30pm -
  • 2019 in review part 5: did international sanctions work?
    More and more people are questioning the results of over a year of sanctions against the Maduro regime. Are they right?Let's start with the obvious: many that uphold that view are either trying to make deals with the regime, or are from the democrati…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Dec 19, 6:30pm -
  • 2019 in review part 4: a suicidal opposition?
    The opposition to the regime started on solid footing in January when Guaido was elected chair of the National Assembly as this one declared null the "election" of Maduro a few months before.  Unfortunately the high hopes of early 2019 have been das…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Dec 19, 7:16am -
  • 2019 in review part 3: the dollar bubble
    The economy of Venezuela keeps tanking. And yet some papers are talking "improvement". This is bullshit and only reflects on the superficiality of Venezuelan coverage, still, after all of these years.  Then again if you limit yourself to Caracas you…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Dec 19, 1:40pm -
  • 2019 in review part 2: digging its heels
    January was loaded with expectations: the fraudulent "reelection" of Maduro months earlier was not recognized by over 50 democratic countries.  Maduro was left to rely on Russia, China and a few low weight accomplices.  The National Assembly elect…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Dec 19, 12:51pm -
  • Merry Christmas 2019
    I am not sure how many of you are left still reading this blog, but whomever you are, have the best possible Christmas.
    - 27 days ago, 25 Dec 19, 1:53pm -
  • 2019 in review part 1: all changed
    2019 should be a year to forget, not only for me but for Venezuela.Writing a year in review when I have been away of Venezuela for so long, and with so few posts, is kind of tempting chutzpah; but there I go.Changes in Venezuela have been multiple an…
    - 36 days ago, 16 Dec 19, 11:36am -
  • Latin America is lost, the left rejoices waiting for the US to fall
    There is a surge of populism world wide. My theory is that social media and its fake news have largely contributed to it.  But also, with religion gone and materialism partially satisfied we probably have the phenomenon of lost people who want to be…
    - 60 days ago, 22 Nov 19, 1:16pm -
  • Becoming French

    Becoming French

    So here I am, facing my condition since April.The thing that I realized through all this months is that holding a French passport and traveling regularly to France did not make me French.  Living here in a non vacation frame of mind is something els…
    - 68 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 10:50am -
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