Analysis | English | 22 junio 2014

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro continues human rights abuses

Venezuela Opposition Maria Corina Machado detained accused Venezuela’s former opposition lawmaker Maria Corina Machado, center, arrives at the Attorney General’s office, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, June 16, 2014. Machado is expected to testify in an investigation looking into the alleged plot to assassinate President
Analysis | English | Video | 24 febrero 2014

Venezuelan government tricks control media coverage (video)

Maduro-en-Cadena-Nacional A favorite source for those who still insist that freedom of speech in Venezuela is as thriving as ever is this BBC report (quoting the Communication Ministry), which states that only 5 percent of media outlets are owned by the state. The rest are in private hands, the argument
Analysis | English | 24 febrero 2014

Venezuela censorship backfires

vzlaprotest1 Beginning last week, massive student-led protests all but shut down several of Venezuela’s major cities, including the capital. There have been at least five deaths and scores of injuries and arrests, coming to a head on Wednesday night when armed, pro-government
Analysis | English | 24 febrero 2014

Venezuela and hypocrisy of the international left

chavez international left hypocrisy sean penn oliver stone venezuela As students and the middle class protest for almost two weeks in the streets of Venezuela, the international left remain silent. Why is this wide swath of Venezuelan society protesting? Because of meddling from the United States in preparation of a fascist coup, says Venezuelan
Analysis | English | 24 febrero 2014

International left and its blind spot on Venezuela

international-left-blindspot-on-venezuela When will the left acknowledge that Chavez’s socialist dream has turned into a nightmare? Students are protesting against crime and government repression. There was a time when the so-called Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela appeared to hold great promise. I remember
Analysis | English | Video | 22 febrero 2014

Censorship amidst a government-imposed media blackout in Venezuela (video)

censorship-venezuela-twitter Venezuela is going through an economic, political and social crisis which brought about thousands of citizens taking the streets to express their discontent. For more than a week, Venezuelans have been involved in mass protests that, until now, have caused eight deaths, hundreds
Analysis | English | 11 agosto 2013

Encirclement of independent journalism in Venezuela

maru morales el nacional asamblea nacional We have argued that in Venezuela, in terms of media and journalism, there is a model that we call mixed-authoritarian. The model maintains the private ownership of the media, but systematic restrictions prevail over independent journalism. This gives as a result a non free
Analysis | English | Video | 9 agosto 2013

South American parliamentarians discuss democratic deficit in Venezuelan congress (video)

julio-borges-eugenio-martinez-monitor-legislativo On July 22, 2013, was held in Caracas the Forum “Dialogue. Parliaments in political crisis contexts , “conducted by organizations involved in the project Monitor Legislativo , which was attended by three (3) distinguished parliamentarians from South America, such as
Analysis | English | News | Reports | 12 julio 2013

Venezuela Alert for free, fair and competitive elections (Report #18)

alert18 Corruption undermines Venezuelan democracy Impunity in cases of anonymous threat against journalists in Venezuela Constitutional Chamber of Supreme Court favors the government Pro-government political party physically attacks members of the Democratic Alternative
Analysis | English | News | 14 abril 2013

Government media and Maduro violate ban on campaign activities in Venezuela (Clarín, Argentina)

Companeros-Nicolas-Maradona-Chavez-AP_CLAIMA20130414_0071_17 State-supported candidate Nicolas Maduro continued his campaign yesterday in Caracas. Still don’t know how he cheated the electoral system? Read the electoral fraud primer for Venezuela’s presidential elections. Nicolas Maduro and Diego Maradona bump fists