Venezuela Politics and Human Rights

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.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 08:02
Who exactly is a political prisoner, and how that’s defined is a complicated question.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 06:42
It may seem counter-intuitive that the opposition would be so divided while dialogue takes place, but a closer look reveals why
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.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 00:00
The statement underlines the middle class character of the student protest movement. There are no mentions of issues such as equality or poverty reduction that could grow the movement beyond its traditional base.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 00:00
It is doubtful that the government actively sought this confrontation. But it does seem likely that they see Lopez as a desirable opponent that is unlikely to put together a majority against Chavismo.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 00:00
Nicolas Maduro is likely to win handily, not because of this incumbent's advantage, but rather because more Venezuelans trust Chavismo than trust the opposition.