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How the Maduro regime’s intensifying crackdown is harming women

Civil-society organizations, including those led by women, are increasingly being targeted by Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela. Arbitrary detentions and human-rights violations have become commonplace. Undeterred by an environment of censorship, persecution, torture, and extrajudicial killings, women across all sectors—including politics, health, and journalism—are speaking out.

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New poll: Insights on Venezuelan and Cuban American sentiments regarding US policy toward Venezuela

Florida is home to the United States’ largest Venezuelan population, with the result that Venezuelan policy often reflects the state’s on-the-ground sentiment. Venezuelan Americans and Cuban Americans in Florida are typically among the most politically engaged. So, what do those Florida voters most engaged on Venezuela think? Is there support for a more human-centered, nuanced approach toward Venezuela?

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#RedDeApoyo: Promoting Women’s Participation and Leadership in Venezuela’s Peacebuilding Efforts

While the year 2020 had catastrophic impacts on Venezuelan society and economy, it also created the momentum necessary for the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center (AALAC) to organize a local and international women’s network – Red de Apoyo – consisting of 50 then-National Assembly representatives from seven political parties, 11 then-ambassadors appointed by the interim government, and over a dozen civil society organizations (CSO), to intensify efforts for a negotiated solution to the political crisis. In the months and years to come, AALAC will continue to lead a coordinated, multipronged campaign to promote women’s influence and decision-making power over Venezuela’s peacebuilding efforts.

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Meet the Atlantic Council’s 2020 Venezuela Congressional Fellows

The Venezuela Congressional Fellowship program aims to establish a non-partisan conversation among US Congressional staff on Venezuela’s multi-dimensional crisis. The program seeks to foster long-term engagement on Venezuelan issues and encourage relevant stakeholders to evaluate the impact of US foreign policy and of the international community toward Venezuela.

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Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Colombia is pioneering a new model for integrating migrants and refugees. Will it work?

Colombian President Iván Duque announced that he will grant temporary protection status to Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Colombia. It is a herculean task, and the country will encounter two major challenges.

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Tue, Feb 16, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 16, 2021

Two Panamanian YouTube channels spread unsubstantiated claims targeting the Maduro regime, claiming a military revolt will occur due to the Sputnik V vaccine not arriving for another four years.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Spotlight: 10 Questions for Latin America and the Caribbean

As February begins, we can now look ahead to the rest of the year with our annual predictions of what may or may not transpire in this unpredictable world.

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Tue, Feb 9, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 9, 2021

A small group of accounts used the hashtag #VenezuelaSolidariaYHumanista in hundreds of thousands of mentions during the first four hours, showing signs of inauthentic behavior and traffic manipulation.

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Wed, Feb 3, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 3, 2021

A DFRLab investigation into Telegram groups found clues about how the Maduro regime rewards users for promoting hashtags on Twitter.

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Tue, Jan 26, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: January 26, 2021

An anti-Maduro video garnered thousands of views after claiming that Maduro had been ousted from power, betrayed by Maduro’s U.S. diplomat Alex Saab.

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Tue, Jan 19, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: January 19, 2021

After hospitals in the Brazilian city Manaus ran out of oxygen to help treat COVID-19 on January 14, Maduro offered to make oxygen available to the neighboring country.

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Wed, Jan 13, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: January 13, 2021

Maduro security forces to combatted gangs Caracas' slums resulting in a “massacre,” self-described Chavista Twitter accounts politicized and celebrated the killings. The DFRLab found signs of inauthentic behavior among the accounts.

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Tue, Jan 5, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: January 5, 2021

A video posted by a Colombian YouTube channel showed unsubstantiated claims on the extradition process of Maduro’s diplomat Alex Saab and amplified false claims about the U.S. presidential elections.

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Fri, Jan 1, 2021

Venezuela is Patient Zero Challenging The Western Financial System with Bitcoin

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