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 | Video | 22 febrero 2014

Protests swell in Venezuela as places to rally disappear (video)

Génesis Carmona was taken away after being shot on Tuesday. She died the next day. Mauricio Centeno/Diario Notitarde, via Associated Press Venezuela is being convulsed by the biggest protests since the country’s longtime president, the charismatic Hugo Chávez, died nearly a year ago. CARACAS, Venezuela — The only television station that regularly broadcast voices critical of the government was sold last year, and the new owners have softened its news coverage. ... ver más
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 media and communication society. ... ver más
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 Chilean Senator Hernan Larrain, Uruguayan Deputy Jaime Trobo and Peruvian former member Jose Ore Leon, and representing Venezuela Deputy Julio Borges (no government sector Deputy accepted the invitation of the Legislative Monitor organizations). ... 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