Today, after weeks of concerted mobilizing by civil society and persistent negotiations between opposition representatives and the Maduro government, the new members of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) were announced.
On Tuesday, April 27, the National Assembly elected in December 2020 received the list of 103 candidates to be considered for the National Electoral Council (CNE), the electoral authority in Venezuela.
On April 12, the University of Chicago’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) hosted a webinar featuring WOLA Senior Fellow David Smilde to explore trends relating to crime, violence, and citizen security in Venezuela.
On Monday, April 19, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced that it had reached a deal with the Maduro government to provide meals to school-aged children in regions of Venezuela most affected by food insecurity.
Venezuela is suffering a severe and prolonged economic crisis. Processes such as the destruction of the production infrastructure, the weakening of the national oil industry, hyperinflation, currency devaluation, and de facto dollarization are all part of the experience of the Venezuelan population, which suffers every day from the onslaught of the economic collapse.
As Venezuela’s crisis of authoritarianism deepens, civil society voices are increasingly coming under attack by the de facto government of Nicolás Maduro. On March 30, the Venezuelan Ministry of Interior and Justice published a new requirement in the Official Gazette for the registry