Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 00:00
Jorge Rodriguez, head of Maduro´s campaign, reaffirmed that Maduro in his speech yesterday had agreed to count 100% of the boxes, not the actual ballots
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 00:00
It is clear that failure to counteract incumbent's advantage and ventajismo will become even more important issues in the coming years as all indications are that elections in the post-Chavez era will become closer
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 00:00
Friday saw the latest episode of a tit-for-tat between the opposition and the CNE that has been ongoing since March, well before the short electoral campaign
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 00:00
Acting president and presidential candidate and other top government officials have put forward a steady flow of conspiracy theories unmatched by any period in the Chavez era, eight by our count
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 00:00
If "humanist-oriented" police reform in Venezuela is able to convince citizens, police officers, and politicians that security is not achieved exclusively by state use of violence, Venezuela could turn into one of the most successful cases of pr
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 00:00
The starting point has to be the realization that Capriles is the underdog in this election not because the playing field is unfair but because Chavismo is more popular among Venezuelans than the opposition.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 00:00
A short campaign would help the government keep the emotions surrounding Chavez's passing high. Nevertheless, it also benefits the opposition because it prevents Maduro's image as a statesman to solidify
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 00:00
One thing to watch for is if the government decides the election should be in ten or fifteen days instead of thirty
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 00:00
The international community needs to give Maduro some time and space to define himself as leader and successor
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 00:00
The 2008 law created the National Police and was the first in Venezuelan history to provide uniform nationwide norms, rules, and regulations for police functions, services, control mechanisms, and supervision