Some victims of the bombings fear denouncing the events, while others do step forward and lodge formal complaints against the Army or other armed groups in the area. The hopes for compensation from the state are slim, as the process by which victims receive reparations from the state can drag on for years, if it is given at all.
Source: Venezuela Analysis Merida, 19th February 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Anti-government demonstrations turned deadly again today, following yesterday’s arrest of far right leader Leopoldo Lopez. Lopez heads the right-wing Voluntad Popular (VP) party, and was arrested yesterday on […]
Despite claims that social media ‘democratises’ the media, it is clear that in Venezuela it has had the opposite effect, exacerbating the trend towards disinformation and misrepresentation, with overseas media groups and bloggers reproducing – without verification – opposition claims and images of student injuries allegedly caused by police brutality and attacks by government supporters.
The following is a summary of an in-depth report published by ACOGUATE on January 22, 2014 and translated by NISGUA. Read the full report, Pressure to Construct Xalalá Hydroelecrtic Dam; Local Opposition Remains Strong. Source: […]
Protests are initiated by ultra-right factions of the opposition in the hope of an eventual systemic overhaul. Source: Al Jazeera Five days after violent anti-government incitement in Venezuela led to the deaths of three people, […]
More than 10,000 police with military training are poised to counter any disturbance or social unrest which may occur before and during this year’s World Cup. On December 20, 2013, Brazil’s Defense Ministry published a manual entitled “How to Guarantee Law and Order.” It encourages using military action to ensure “public security.” It also lists individuals, groups, organizations, and movements considered “opposing forces.”
The US push to topple the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro once again pits Washington against South America Source: The Guardian When is it considered legitimate to try and overthrow a democratically-elected government? In Washington, […]
Translated [by MiningWatch Canada] from the original posted by Honduran journalist Dina Meza on February 14, 2014 in facebook: Carlos Amador, an environmentalist and communicator from the Siria Valley in Honduras, is denouncing that over […]