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Daniella

In generations to come, historians are going to have such a wealth of material to pick over as they try to make sense of Venezuela post 1999 they’ll barely know where to start. Well, if you’re reading this and the calendar marks 2075 (or beyond) I’m going to make a humble suggestion: start with Daniella. No…

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Laura Weffer le hace swing a una recta por el medio del plate

Following on from our GoogleHangout last night, we have a guest post by Efecto Cocuyo’s CEO Editorial, Laura Weffer. Incidentally, if you haven’t already (tsk-tsk!) you can donate to Laura and LuzMely’s amazing initiative here. Then (but only after you’ve done that!) go ahead and follow Efecto Cocuyo on Facebook here.  Gracias a todos por acompañarnos en nuestro primer…

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Amnesty International details a Year of Impunity

Below, the Executive Summary to the New Amnesty International report on Venezuela: The Faces of Impunity: A Year After The Protests, Victims Still Await Justice. A year after the pro and anti-government protests that shook Venezuela between February and July 2014, hundreds of victims of human rights abuses are still awaiting justice. More than 43…

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Ask Smartmatic

As primaries and elections loom, @LuisCarlos Diaz’s in-depth, myth-busting interview with Smartmatic’s Rui Santos (@ElRui) is well worth an hour of your time. Longtime readers know my view here: there’s a lot that’s wrong with the way elections are run in Venezuela, but little of it has to do with the e-voting system itself, which actually includes…

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With Friends Like These Chronicles

Fresh from the delicious story of Karen Halnon, the Penn State Abington sociology prof who recently declared she was smoking on an international airline flight in solidarity with the Venezuelan revolution, I’m just going to leave this here for y’all to mull… Damascus, SANA – Hundreds of Syrians staged Thursday an event to show their support…