David Smilde

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 12:41
An examination of how countries around the world affected by civil war or internal conflict have approached justice
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 09:22
Giordani published an extensive open letter in the Chavista independent web page Aporrea almost immediately after Maduro’s announcement. The letter makes strong criticisms of Maduro and has renewed criticisms of the government
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 12:24
"I’m not analyzing whether those being punished are guilty or innocent. I’m only saying that the decision to sanction them from the United States is untimely and inconvenient." - L.V. Leon
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 09:12
U.S. sanctions would allow the Maduro government to back away from the dialogues, saying it cannot negotiate while it is being sabotaged by the United States.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 05:50
Perhaps the most important cause of the MUD’s announcement was mounting criticism stemming from Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson’s suggestion that sectors of the opposition had asked the State Department not to pursue sanctions.
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 07:33
The numbers likely explain the government’s apparent willingness to dialogue with the opposition over the past month. The closed door dialogues have yet to bear important agreements. But insiders report they are going well.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 08:02
Who exactly is a political prisoner, and how that’s defined is a complicated question.
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 06:51
3 deaths are directly attributable to security forces, 22 from shots fired by unidentified gunmen. 6 have died in accidents caused by barricades, 4 in accidents occurring during the course of protests
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 07:03
The dialogues that began last week as a direct result of this protest movement, are mainly benefitting the MUD and seem to be drowning out the students and radicalized opposition base
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 06:55
Dialogues between the Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD) opposition coalition and the government yielded its first results this week. In the process the MUD seems to be regaining its leadership over the unruly forces of the opposition.