Five ways in which this wave of demonstrations in Venezuela is different

By Rachelle Krygier May 25 at 7:00 AM Protesters clashed with security forces in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 18, in the latest demonstration during weeks of anti-government unrest. (Reuters) CARACAS, Venezuela — For nearly two months, Venezuelans have been holding almost-daily demonstrations against the government of President Nicolás Maduro, demanding early elections, more democratic rights… Leer más Five ways in which this wave of demonstrations in Venezuela is different

Why Protesters in Venezuela Today Should Resist Responding to Violence with Violence

Peaceful protests almost always work better than violent ones – even against repressive governments.       Most Venezuelans taking part in today’s “mother of all marches” against President Nicolás Maduro are planning to do so peacefully. Even the country’s most outspoken opposition leaders are using the language of nonviolent resistance. Not everyone is on board. Government security… Leer más Why Protesters in Venezuela Today Should Resist Responding to Violence with Violence

Fighting for Venezuela / Luchando por Venezuela : Daniel Fermín

For the second time this week, hundreds of thousands of people will protest in the streets of Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. They demand the impeachment of President Nicolás Maduro who’s been in charge of the country since the death of Hugo Chavez in 2013. The reason: the deepest crisis the country has ever faced. Maduro is… Leer más Fighting for Venezuela / Luchando por Venezuela : Daniel Fermín

Boycott, conflict and change: Can Venezuela’s president be unseated peacefully?

Venezuelans want to resolve the ‘dangerous’ crisis in their country in a peaceful, democratic, constitutional and electoral manner. Will President Maduro’s regime continue to boycott that possibility?  On December 6, 2015, the Venezuelan opposition won control of the National Assembly (AN) for the first time since chavismo rose to power, 17 years ago. In a… Leer más Boycott, conflict and change: Can Venezuela’s president be unseated peacefully?

World Insight – Venezuela clashes continue as economic collapse looms (Video)

Venezuela is in the midst of a severe economic crisis, suffering from food and power shortages. President Nicolas Maduro has issued a state of emergency decree to try and regain control of the situation, but demonstrators have held massive rallies in opposition. Professor Yang Zhimin of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, David Fermin from… Leer más World Insight – Venezuela clashes continue as economic collapse looms (Video)