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Stories about Venezuela

19 December 2014

Murder of LGBTQ Activist Renews Venezuela’s Human Rights Debate

The murder of Giniveth Soto, a gender-equality activist, has launched at least two major, nationwide public debates about urban violence and threats same-sex couples face in Venezuela.

11 December 2014

3 Videos Turn the Tables on Street Harassment of Women in Latin America

Street harassment is a reality that many women have to deal with in Latin America.

24 November 2014

Venezuela: Draft Law Would Criminalize Online Protest, Remove Checks on Surveillance

Global Voices Advocacy

Under the law, a person using digital media to “promote or attack the constitutional order” or “disrupt public peace” could face between one and five years behind bars.

13 November 2014

Venezuela: E-Commerce Bill Would Give Authorities New Avenue for Online Censorship

Global Voices Advocacy

The first draft of the e-commerce bill grants the telecommunications authority new powers to block websites found in breach of the bill's restrictions.

16 September 2014

Presenting the 2014 Rising Voices Amazonia Grantees

Rising Voices

Rising Voices welcomes seven new grantees from the latest microgrant competition for citizen media outreach projects in Amazonian communities.

1 September 2014

Is Venezuelan Film ‘The Liberator’ a Historical Biopic or Propaganda Blockbuster?

The premier of the biopic about the life and times of Venezuelan freedom fighter Simon Bolívar, "The Liberator," sparked debate on where historical truth ends and political propaganda begins.

27 August 2014

‘Showcase of Shame’ Campaign Is Forcing Venezuelans to Confront the Uncomfortable Reality of Teen Pregnancy

The campaign set up a shop window of mannequins dressed as schoolgirls with pregnant bellies to raise awareness of the issue of teen pregnancy.

26 August 2014

Does Venezuela's Smiling Tourism Cartoon ‘Cheverito’ Ignore the Country's Grim Realities?

In less than one week, 'Cheverito', the cartoon character created by the Ministry of Tourism to boost tourism in Venezuela, was the center of criticism, attack and debates.

11 August 2014

Simón Bolívar, Esteemed Liberator or Infamous Dictator?

"It is harder to maintain the balance of freedom than it is to endure the weight of tyranny," said Simón Bolívar, known as the "Liberator" of many South American countries.

6 August 2014

Loved Brazil’s 2014 World Cup? The Five-Time-Champion Nation Wasn’t So Thrilled

Social unrest and protests are what apparently characterise World Cups that are hosted in Latin America.

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