Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 00:00
Here I am going to look at the set of political interests of the major actors and how they might be related to what we know happened.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 00:00
The elections, as well as Rodriquez Torres’ presence at the inauguration, suggest that citizen participation in security will not be totally abandoned.
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 00:00
There have been a number of security announcements made in the past few weeks that suggest citizen security reform is not dead.
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 00:00
Over the past few weeks, US and Venezuelan government officials have voiced openness to normalizing relations.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 00:00
Despite the National Guard’s reputation for being heavily armed but lightly trained, and the excessive use of force this frequently leads to, people clearly prefer them over the police.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 00:00
The lack of an impending electoral event means Henrique Capriles leadership will probably be challenged or simply lose importance
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 00:00
The lack of an impending electoral event means Henrique Capriles leadership will probably be challenged or simply lose importance
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 00:00
Maduro’s announcements are consistent with his policies over the past eight months and should cause concern as they represent a new stage in the militarization of citizen security
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 00:00
Venezuelans will go to the polls this Sunday to elect 365 mayors and 2389 representatives to municipal councils.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 00:00
While the government has complicated critical media coverage, the opposition has seen its exposure in broadcast media seriously reduced with changes in ownership at pro-opposition news TV channel Globovision.

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