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Summary In the eastern Colombian province of Arauca and the neighboring Venezuelan state of Apure, non-state armed groups use violence to control peoples’ daily lives. They impose their own rules, and to enforce compliance they threaten civilians on…
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  Summary In January 2019, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets, following an appeal by National Assembly president Juan Guaidó, who asked the Venezuelan people to mobilize in support of restoring constitutional order in the country…
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Summary The current exodus of Venezuelans has generated the largest migration crisis of its kind in recent Latin American history. More than 2.3 million Venezuelans have left their country since 2014, according to the United Nations, and many others…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…
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Summary   In April 2017, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Venezuela to protest against the government-controlled Supreme Court’s attempt to usurp the powers of the country’s legislative branch. Demonstrations quickly spread throughout…
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Summary and Recommendations Venezuela is experiencing a profound humanitarian crisis. Severe shortages of medicines and medical supplies make it extremely difficult for many Venezuelans to obtain essential medical care. And severe shortages of food and…
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 Since July 2015, Venezuelan security forces have conducted more than 135 operations, including sweeps through low-income communities, as part of a program known as the “Operation to Liberate and Protect the People” (Operación de…
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 Punished for Protesting
 
 Rights Violations in

 Venezuela’s Streets, Detention Centers,

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 In 2008, Human
 Rights Watch released A Decade Under Chávez, a 230-page report
 documenting how the government of President…
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 A Decade Under Chávez 
 Political Intolerance and Lost
 Opportunities for Advancing Human Rights in Venezuela
 I.
 Executive Summary
 Political Discrimination
 The Courts
 The Media
 Organized Labor
 Civil…
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 Rigging the Rule
 of Law: 
 Judicial
 Independence Under Siege in Venezuela 
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 Main
 Recommendations
 II.
 International Norms on Judicial Independence
 The
 OAS and the Inter-American…
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POLICY PARALYSIS: A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED
 HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA      SUMMARY II. ABUSES
 OF WOMEN AND GIRLS THAT FUEL HIV/AIDS.. HIV/AIDS and
 Abuse of Girls Risks to
 Women and Girls in…
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May 2003                                                                                                                    Volume
 15, No. 3 (B) venezuela caught in the Crossfire Freedom of Expression in
 Venezuela I. SUMMARY
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On January 3, 1994, a massacre in a Venezuelan prison left more than one hundred inmates dead and scores injured. While security personnel stood by, a group of prisoners set fire to a prison building, then shot and stabbed prisoners who tried to escape…
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Highlighting some of the human rights abuses of the previous five years, this report examines the structures of the judicial system and archaic statutes that permit the denial of due process; these include aspects of the military justice system as well as…