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U.S. Bans 24 Venezuelan Government Officials From Travel

Accusing the Venezuelan government of committing human rights abuses during anti-government protests earlier this year, the U.S. State Department issued a press release on Wednesday barring 24 Venezuelan officials from travel to the United States. The statement did not identify the 24 individuals due to confidentiality requirements.

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Opinion & Analysis

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP)

Obama Throws Another Bone to the Right on Venezuela

Today the Obama administration threw a bone to the extreme right, with a press release from Secretary of State John Kerry announcing “restrictions on travel to the United States by a number of Venezuelan government officials who have been responsible for or complicit in such human rights abuses.”   This is of course a very hostile gesture that is transparently political, and has nothing to do with human rights.  

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Venezuela in images

In Images: The Bolivarian Movement Celebrates Hugo Chavez’s 60th Birthday - On Monday 28 July, Venezuelan’s Bolivarian movement celebrated 60 years since the birth of former president Hugo Chavez.

At the local level, a movement of communal justice is gradually spreading an alternative to the traditional adversarial court sy

Communal Justices of the Peace Bring Popular Power to Venezuela Court System

At the local level, a movement of communal justice is gradually spreading an alternative to the traditional adversarial court system to settle civil disputes.

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Economic Indicators

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This CEPR has written various reports on the situation of the venezuelan economy. Read them here