Venezuela

The accumulation of power in the executive branch that began during the presidency of Hugo Chávez has enabled Venezuelan authorities to intimidate, censor, and punish its critics. A brutal crackdown on dissent that intensified since 2014 has led to the arbitrary prosecution of political opponents, dozens of killings, thousands of arrests, and abuses against detainees that in some cases amount to torture. Venezuela is facing an unprecedented humanitarian emergency with severe shortages of medicine and food that Venezuelan authorities have failed to adequately address. In 2019, National Assembly President Juan Guaidó declared himself head of state and called on the public and the military to support him. The country remains at a political impasse.

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Solidarity with the Venezuelan People

Solidarity with the Venezuelan People

Venezuela is facing a heartbreaking human rights and humanitarian crisis that President Maduro's administration denies is happening. His government is brutally cracking down on dissent while severe food and medicine shortages make it near impossible for many Venezuelans to feed their children and access the most basic healthcare. Infant mortality rates are soaring. According to the New York Times, hundreds of children have died from severe malnutrition. Some Latin American leaders are speaking up, while others are ambiguous or worse, silent. It is time to join together and tell Maduro that enough is enough!