Analysis | English | Video | 22 septiembre 2015

Maduro’s dirty tricks to rig Venezuela elections

images1 As in previous elections, Maduro is closing independent media outlets and virtually controlling television time with mandatory broadcasts of presidential speeches and an avalanche of state-paid pro-government ads.  It’s no secret that Venezuela is a cosmetic democracy in which President Nicolás Maduro resorts to all kinds of dirty tricks to retain absolute powers, but his latest move — designing ballot sheets designed to confuse opposition voters — would be almost amusing if it weren’t so devious. ... ver más
English | News | Reports | 22 febrero 2014

Venezuelan NGO shows abuse of government media during protests

Haz click para información completa del Cadenómetro Since recent protests began in Venezuela, the government has increased its abuse of the “national blanket broadcast” to criticize activists and promote its own political agenda. In 2013, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro utilized the “national blanket broadcast” (cadena nacional) 202 times for a total of 169 horas (28 minutes every day).* ... ver más
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 and bars them from speaking in parliament Read more: http://www.slideshare.net/yomonitoreo/alerta-venezuela-18-ingls ... ver más
English | News | Reports | 21 mayo 2013

Venezuela NGO response to assault in the National Assembly (statement, 16 April 2013)

Untitled-2 IN RESPONSE TO THE EVENTS WHICH TOOK PLACE ON APRIL 16, 2013 IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF VENEZUELA CARACAS, Venezuela: The member organizations of Monitor Legislativo would like to express their utmost condemnation of the incidents which took place in the Venezuelan National Assembly on April 16, 2013. ... ver más
#AbusoPoder | #NoalVentajismo | English | News | 15 abril 2013

Electoral Fraud in Venezuela’s Presidential Elections

Violations and fraud mark Venezuelan presidential elections An electoral fraud primer for Venezuela’s presidential elections. That fact that the 2013 presidential election in Venezuela was completely anti-democratic was underlined by the absolute lack of interest by the State to even fake its democratic credentials. Therefore, what I have done below is simply to list the violations and anti-democratic practices plaguing the presidential campaign as well as election day. ... ver más
English | News | 15 abril 2013

OAS chief backs call for recount in Venezuela vote

Electoral violations and abuse of power mark Venezuela's presidential elections The head of the Organization of American States on Monday backed calls for a recount in Venezuela’s presidential elections, offering the help of experts from the regional body. «Regarding the need to carry out an audit and complete recount of the vote, Secretary General (Jose Miguel) Insulza expressed his support for this initiative and put at Venezuela’s disposal the OAS’ team of election experts,» the organization said in a statement. ... ver más
English | News | 14 abril 2013

Hundreds of Latin American leaders demand fair elections in Venezuela (El País)

30269-notirapida-maduro-vs-capriles Accusations of irregularities and favoritism by the Election Commission increase ahead of Sunday’s presidential elections. Accusations and documentation of irregularities and violations in the electoral system presented by the opposition against the State and its candidate have become the central theme of the presidential elections campaign as polling stations open today in Venezuela. ... ver más
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. State media have refused to comply with the ban on campaign activities dictated by election regulations in Venezuela. ... ver más
Analysis | English | News | Reports | 14 abril 2013

Venezuela: 70 hours of State media coverage for government candidate (April 2-12, NGO Citizen Monitor report)

Maduro-en-VTV-2-11-abril-2013 Between April 2 and 11, in preparation for Sunday’s presidential election, State television channel Venezuelan Television (VTV) transmitted 65 hours and 21 minutes of government candidate Nicolas Maduro’s campaign events. Even after the official campaign period ended, the supposedly public TV station broadcast an additional five hours of Maduro. ... ver más
English | Prensa | 7 octubre 2012

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Subscribe to Alerts :: Weekly Newsletter Click here to subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Thank you for your interest! We send our newsletter once each week given the high frequency of abuse of power in Venezuela’s 2012 presidential elections. We will never share your email address with other organizations. ... ver más