When the police kill young men in Venezuela, often their mothers are the only ones who seek justice. Institutional barriers to accountability have increased during the pandemic. By Francisco Sánchez; article originally posted in NACLA. Photo caption: Two young boys walking in Petare, Caracas. There is fear on the streets due to police incursions. September … Continue reading Venezuelan Women Confront State Violence
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
The recent UN report caused shockwaves in the international community by setting out a previously unknown number of homicides and deaths committed by the state security forces in 2018.
19-year-old Alixon Dos Santos was shot in the heart during a protest. His courageous aunt is ready to fight impunity.