Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 06:03
Contrary to Senator’s Menédez disbelief, there are indeed important opposition figures critical of the idea of imposing even “targeted” 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.
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
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 08:26
National Assembly president Diosdado Cabello has been the most outspoken critic from the government side. He actually shared his views during the first meeting, when he called Capriles an “assassin” via Twitter while the latter was speaking.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 00:00
One student answered that because the protestors were “armed and violent” they had to be confronted by a force that could use coercion; and since “the police’s use of force is highly regulated,” this task falls to the National Guard.
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 00:00
One of the reasons for Venezuela's incredible political polarization during the Chavez period has been the lack of spaces in which the government and opposition meet face to face.
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 00:00
Henrique Capriles' leadership of the opposition has been put into question since the opposition's poor showing in the December 2013 elections.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 00:00
Many remain unconvinced that the opposition cares about and will look out for their interests. This desconfianza applies to the protests affiliated with the opposition.
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 00:00
Capriles has been pushing for ten points that, he argues, should set the opposition's agenda for negotiations with the government.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 00:00
Taking into account where protests are not occurring, and why, is important in understanding what they represent for residents who do not live in the zones where protests have erupted.