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UN Human Rights Report on Venezuela Ignores Opposition Violence

Opposition protestors create barricades to stop flow of pedestrians and cars

Prof. George Ciccariello-Maher of Drexel University analyzes the latest developments in Venezuela, including a new UN human rights report and US sanctions.

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International Court Denies Venezuela Opposition's Torture Case Claim

The President of the opposition-controlled National Assembly Julio Borges claimed that the International Criminal Court had agre

Opposition leader Julio Borges said the Hague had already accepted a case of torture for investigation, but the international court denied the claim.

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Venezuela Rejects UN Call for Release of “Political Prisoners”

Flags of UN member states stand outside the UN office in Geneva, Switzerland.

The international human rights body called for the release of “political prisoners” in Venezuela last week.

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Venezuela Condemns US Human Rights Report as Interventionist

The US report includes a chapter on Venezuela criticizing the nation for alleged human rights violations and abuses. (Archive)

The Venezuelan government issued a statement Monday accusing Washington of double standards in failing to acknowledge its own systematic human rights violations.  

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Venezuela’s Attorney General Voices Concerns over Government Anti-Crime Operation

Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz. (Archive)

Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz said that a concerning number of human rights abuses had been reported in connection to the operation and suggested that the  government’s new militarized policing model had not succeeded in reducing violent crime.

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Ongoing Democratic Charter Saga in OAS Exposes Deep Hypocrisy

OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro (COHA)

COHA's Peter Bolton lambasts the OAS for remaining silent on political violations in Brazil and human rights abuses in Mexico whilst continuing to put pressure on Venezuela. 

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United Nations: Solutions to Venezuela’s Crisis Mustn’t Be Imposed from Outside

N High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (Courtesy: United Nations).

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, urged Venezuela's government and opposition to find a peaceful, nationally agreed solution to the country’s problems.  

 

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Mega-Raid Kills Nine in Caracas as Maduro Pledges War on Gangs

An OLP official during an operation in Aragua (Ultimas Noticias).

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a new phase in the government’s controversial “Liberate the People” security operation this Tuesday, pledging to rid the country of gang related violent crime. 

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Venezuelan Housing Programme Hands Over Millionth Home

Venezuela's Great Housing Mission has built 1 million homes since 2012 (telesur)

Venezuela's "Great Housing Mission" has created one million homes since the housing mission was launched by former President Hugo Chavez in 2011.

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Catholic Church Backs Opposition on Approval of Controversial Amnesty Law

Cardinal Urosa Sabino has backed the MUD over its proposed amnesty law (Aporrea)

The Catholic Church in Venezuela has waded into the controversial debate on the opposition’s electoral promise to pass an “Amnesty Law” on gaining a two-third majority in the country’s parliament.  

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