Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 00:00
On Friday January 25 an attempt by the National Guard to occupy and search the Uribana prison in Lara state resulted in 55 deaths (including one National Guardsman and two visiting evangelical pastors) and 88 injured
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 00:00
For the average Venezuelan, the opposition's taking the issue of Chavez's swearing in to international institutions makes them look like they are trying to take advantage of the situation
Friday, December 21, 2012 - 00:00
These examples suggest that abstention levels were roughly equal among pro-government and opposition municipalities and were not decisive in the outcome
Monday, December 17, 2012 - 00:00
The elections show that Chavez’s charisma can indeed carry-over to other politicians in his coalition, at least in the short term
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 00:00
It seems clear that the primary purpose of Chavez's weekend return to Caracas was to consolidate support for Maduro within the pro-government coalition and leave no doubts among the population as to who he wants to succeed him.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 00:00
If the U.S. government wishes to pursue legitimate national interests, it needs to repair relations with the region, and a more functional relationship with Venezuela would be a cornerstone.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 00:00
The electoral result would be determined by turnout and mobilization. And indeed, the candidates' campaigns have been greasing their mobilizations machines.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 00:00
The real news is that the 3.4% that moved from the undecided to the decided column, did so for Capriles at over an 80% rate.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 00:00
The underlying numbers make a last month surge look improbable. Chavez has a strong advantage based on his job approval, levels of trust, and respondents' positive assessment of their personal situation.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 00:00
Red de Apoyo has worked closely with the Chavez government on police reform and arms control. Yet here it does not hesitate to make public its strong criticism of the government's decision to withdraw from the Court.