Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 00:00
Last week's meeting between Miranda governor Henrique Capriles and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos began a sequence of events that has revealed the fragility in what has been heretofore a source of strength for the Maduro government-international r
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 00:00
The turmoil leaves Globovision’s role as an opposition outlet in doubt and appears to represent a new extension of the Venezuelan government’s control over broadcast media
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 00:00
Since our previous post we have continued to track the conspiracy theories forwarded by the Maduro government
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 00:00
The military in Venezuela, as in other Latin American countries, is associated with a repressive and mano dura approach to citizen security-precisely the kind of security culture that police reformers have tried to move away from
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 00:00
Perhaps the most important finding was continuing deterioration in citizen security
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 00:00
At this point, it is hard to imagine Chavismo as currently configured recovering the 60% majorities it has had in the past.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 00:00
The plan has been criticized by human rights activists who see it as a return to Venezuela’s tradition of militarized policing.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 00:00
Overall they show majority support for a full audit of the April 14 vote and the opposition turning the tables on Chavismo in favorability ratings.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 00:00
These exchanges would seem to make less likely an improvement of Venezuela’s relations with the US government and the OAS during the Maduro Administration
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 00:00
The vote itself does not show that the Chavez coalition has fallen apart. It shows that its electoral block - which consists of the Chavez coalition and independent voters - cannot be taken for granted by "Chavismo without Chavez"