By Laclase.info Photo taken from Laclase.info According to their relatives' testimonies, on March 25 in La Victoria, Apure state, a family of farmers was executed by members of FAES special police forces, who took them out of their home in the 5th of July community and killed them to present them as guerrilla members, in … Continue reading Relatives denounce false positive on the execution of farmers in Apure (videos)
By Venezuelan Voices As today is our page’s second anniversary, we’ll briefly review this year as it was covered by articles and journalistic reports published in Venezuelan Voices. It has been a year in which Venezuela has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and by the regime’s instrumentalization of it to impose further social control … Continue reading Our second year
By Venezuelan Voices Photo credit: ANTV Following the fraudulent elections of the National Assembly (AN) in December 2020, the de facto government headed by Maduro has stepped up its threats against Chavista sectors that critically or conditionally support him, such as the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV, Stalinist). In these elections, the PCV was part … Continue reading Maduro steps up his attacks against critical-Chavismo
Original piece published in Venezuelanalysis The case of a young activist arrested for allegedly helping a 13-year-old rape victim terminate a pregnancy has galvanized feminist movements in Venezuela. Venus Faddoul is a lawyer and the director of 100% Estrógeno, an organization that focuses on women’s rights in Venezuela. Today Faddoul forms part of Vannesa Rosales’ defense … Continue reading Decriminalizing Abortion, the Case of Vannesa Rosales: A Conversation with Venus Faddoul
By Jefersson Leal Photo credit: All photos in this article are taken from Revista Cuerpo y Territorio. Sixty-four years ago, the student movement of Venezuela’s Central University (UCV) went on strike to break the silence against the military dictatorship led by Marcos Pérez Jiménez. A few days before that some high schools in Caracas had … Continue reading To the streets again!
By Venezuelan Voices Photo credit: Taken from France 24's site © EFE/ Andina. Armored units of the Peruvian Army move towards the border with Ecuador in support of the National Police to control migrants' access in Tumbes (Peru). The so-called “Lima Group”, integrated by center-right and right wing governments in Latin America which aligned themselves … Continue reading Border militarization against Venezuelans on the move in South America
November 26, 2020. Book presentation by Manuel Llorens and Verónica Zubillaga. Original article in Spanish here. Photo credit: REACIN. The game we are playing A mother tells the story of her son’s execution at the hands of the state’s security forces. She says how, as he left his home, the officer snapped: “We didn’t eat … Continue reading They say they are killing people in Venezuela
This manifesto promoted by feminist organizations from Merida, Venezuela, has been signed by more than 200 Latin American organizations. Venezuelanvoices.org has also signed and translated the manifesto to help in the outreach efforts. The original text in Spanish and its 8 pages of signatures can be read here. You may also read about this case … Continue reading Freedom for Vannesa Rosales now!
Photograph by Provea depicts a protest in february 2020 in Caracas, demanding freedom for Rodney Alvarez and Ruben Gonzalez. Gonzalez received a presidential pardon but Alvarez did not and is still in jail. Note by Venezuelan Workers Solidarity: On August 31st of this year, after negotiations with Opposition leaders mediated by Turkey, the Venezuelan Government … Continue reading Let us join forces to achieve the full freedom of workers and social activists
Professor Keymer Ávila is a Researcher at the Institute of Criminal Sciences at the Central University of Venezuela and a Professor of Criminology at the same university. He is one of the foremost scholars and critics of institutional violence and criminal justice policies in current Venezuela. In this interview, originally published on July 6 and … Continue reading Racism and State Violence in Venezuela