Hugo Pérez Hernáiz

Hugo Pérez Hernáiz

Hugo Pérez Hernáiz is a Venezuelan sociologist and translator. He has taught at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello.

Critics from Within, Dispute Legacy of Chávez

In his speech during the commemoration ceremony of Chávez’s 62nd birthday in July 28, president Maduro emphasized the need for loyalty to the late president in order to continue his legacy. “To say ‘Chávez’ is to say ‘loyalty, people, and history,’” said Maduro....

Push for Recall Crosses Important Hurdle

The president of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, finally announced yesterday the result of the audit of the signatures submitted by the opposition as the first step to petition for a recall referendum (RR) against president Maduro. Lucena...

Are United Nations Agencies Failing Venezuela?

On July 21, nearly 50 human rights organizations in Venezuela—including PROVEA, COFAVIC, and the Human Rights Center of the Andrés Bello Catholic University (UCAB)—signed a public letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in which they urged UN agencies...

Venezuela Program

Geoff Ramsey

Geoff Ramsey

Director for Venezuela @GRamsey_LatAm

David Smilde

David Smilde

WOLA Senior Fellow and the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations at Tulane University


Kristen Martinez-Gugerli

Venezuela Program Associate