To end the year I’ve put together a selection of our most read posts of 2014. Of course if I really went strictly by the numbers all of them would come from February and March, at the height of the protest movement. Instead I’ve selected ten of our most read posts treating the leading issues of 2014.

February 13

Who Was Responsible for Yesterday’s Violence?

David Smilde

February 21

Protests in Abundance, Wisdom in Short Supply

Angel E Alvarez

February 25

Venezuelan Protests from the View of Western Caracas

Rebecca Hanson

March 12

La Desconfianza: the View from Western Caracas II

Rebecca Hanson

July 20

In the Face of Certainty, a Ritual Calendar Emerges

Hugo Pérez Hernáiz and David Smilde

September 9

Did Maduro Miss His Chance?

David Smilde and Dimitris Pantoulas

October 27

Removal of Minister Reveals Tenuous State Monopoly of Violence

David Smilde and Hugo Pérez Hernáiz

November 14

Human Rights NGOs Denounce Venezuelan Government in International Hearings

Hugo Pérez Hernaíz

December 12

More on the Effects of Targeted Sanctions

David Smilde

December 24

US Cuba Rapprochement Raises Questions about Venezuela

David Smilde, Geoff Thale and Timothy Gill