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Stories about Venezuela

25 October 2016

Venezuela's Government Blocks the Recall Referendum Process, and the Opposition Cries ‘Dictatorship!’

"A democratic government consults the people. A dictatorship flees the electoral vote."

21 October 2016

In Venezuela, Indigenous Communities’ Struggles With Mining Are Far From Over

"With this decree, illegal mining in the Caura becomes legalized. Now they are definitely going to kill us."

3 October 2016

Venezuelan Government Jails Video Producers on Charges of ‘Instigating Rebellion’

Global Voices Advocacy

A video intended to make the Venezuelan military reflect on the impact of their increasing power in Venezuela has landed its producers in jail.

8 September 2016

Detention of News Site Director Raises Concerns for Venezuela's Freedom of Speech

Global Voices Advocacy

Lawyer and journalist Braulio Jatar was arrested and accused of money laundering, but netizens and journalists believe his reporting on protests against president Nicolas Maduro was the real reason.

5 September 2016

Want to See Venezuela’s Diversity in Action? Check Out the Dance Floor

On World Folklore Day, Venezuelans in and out of the country celebrated their African roots, thanks to a viral video.

2 September 2016

Tensions Rise as Venezuela’s Opposition Marches on the Capital

An opposition demonstration on September 1 has exposed major tensions between the Venezuelan government and its critics. Local independent and citizen media are watching the story closely.

2 July 2016

ExxonMobil's Significant Oil Find Off Guyana Leads to Questions About the Country's Future

"I hope the Guyana Government knows that this can affect Guyana in a positive or negative way depending on how it is handled."

11 June 2016

Health in Venezuela Remains in the Hands of its Citizens

Medication shortages are at around 85%. Low income and indigenous groups requiring healthcare have been hit the hardest.

8 June 2016

In Venezuela, Electrical Shortages Limit Basic Communication — and Free Expression

Global Voices Advocacy

The internet access speed in Venezuela has been called "the slowest line in Latin America."

6 June 2016

Keys to Understanding the Political and Economic Crisis in Venezuela

"We are a divided, wounded country in conflict..."

23 May 2016

Venezuela: Research Confirms Censorship of News Platforms, Currency Websites

Global Voices Advocacy

The study also confirmed that all local Internet service providers using DNS (domain name system) blocking, technique through which domain name servers respond incorrectly to requests for a particular domain.

17 May 2016

Protests and Looting Rock Venezuela as Public Chaos Spreads

With shortages rising and a political crisis brewing, many have voiced worries that Venezuela seems to be flirting with potential disaster.

21 April 2016

Netizen Report: That Time When the Internet in Ecuador Died

Global Voices Advocacy

Ecuador weathers a sudden mass Internet outage, insulting Tanzania's president proves costly, Twitter gets settled unsettlingly in China, and more.

5 April 2016

After Panama Papers Bombshell Drops, Latin Americans Laugh to Not Cry

Latin Americans are trying to make sense of the Panama Papers leaks the best way they know how: through humor.

12 March 2016

Tumeremo Cries Out for Its 28 Missing Miners on the Only Road That Connects It to the Rest of Venezuela

People do not expect justice or compensation. They just plead for the return of their loved ones' remains: "Even if it's just a pile of sand to embrace".

3 March 2016

Hugo Chávez's Fictional Transgender Sister Is Breaking Down Walls in Venezuela

Hugo Chávez's fictional transgender twin aims to challenge the former president's personal myth while putting Venezuela's LGBT community front and center.

18 February 2016

Venezuela's President Finally Discovers Facebook, a Decade After the Social Network's Arrival

"I refuse to be a hypocrite or a brown-noser, you know that the country is in a bad way, due to your and your cabinet's ineptitude."

9 February 2016

Classrooms Without Teachers Spread in Southern Venezuela

Although they love their profession, hundreds of teachers in Gran Sabana, Venezuela, have left their classrooms to find more affordable pay in other industries.

3 February 2016

Netizen Report: From Egypt to Kenya to Venezuela, Online Political Speech Feels Riskier Than Ever

Global Voices Advocacy

Social media activists face legal threats in Africa and Latin America, Malaysia blocks Medium over corruption coverage, and Saudi pulls back death sentence for Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh.

2 February 2016

How to Train for Digital Literacy in Venezuela—When Internet Isn’t Always Available

Rising Voices

What is it like to provide digital literacy workshops in countries with low Internet penetration? From Venezuela, Marianne Díaz shares her experience for the Global Voices Exchange project.

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