Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 00:00
While average Venezuelans do not seem to think police corruption or inefficiency are major causes of crime, they do seem to believe that a professional police force and improved judicial and penal system could reduce crime.
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 00:00
The government will likely win a larger number of municipalities. But the opposition theoretically has the chance to win the popular vote.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 00:00
While installed capacity has grown every year since 2003, it has not kept pace with the increase in demand and there is a constant danger that moments of peak demand will overwhelm the system.
Friday, June 28, 2013 - 00:00
"I found out that Ramon Guillermo Aveledo told the State Department that the only way to resolve this (salir de esto) is by provoking and accentuating a crisis, a coup or a self-coup"
Friday, June 28, 2013 - 00:00
"I found out that Ramon Guillermo Aveledo told the State Department that the only way to resolve this (salir de esto) is by provoking and accentuating a crisis, a coup or a self-coup"
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 00:00
Militarized citizen security plans are good at putting disadvantaged young men in jail, yet ineffective at reducing crime
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 00:00
The only government in the hemisphere that has not recognized Maduro's election is the United States. All other countries including the US’s close ally and Venezuela's neighbor Colombia recognized the election result quickly
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 00:00
Colombia's meetings with Capriles and announcement that it was seeking to strengthen ties to NATO essentially represented a move towards the US. Venezuela turned around and themselves strengthened ties to the US
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 00:00
Imposed in 2003, exchange control has rendered a progressive overvaluation of the Bolivar, which has led to a wave of imports targeted for consumption rather than investment, as well as capital flight
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 00:00
Indeed not only did Jaua meet with Kerry yesterday, Maduro softened his approach to tensions with Colombia

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