WOLA's Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights, is a unique resource for journalists, policymakers, scholars, activists, and others interested in understanding Venezuelan politics and human rights.
The contributors to the blog, including WOLA Senior Fellow David Smilde, provide insights on Venezuela’s politics that go beyond the polarized pro-Chávez/anti-Chávez debate as new developments unfold in the country. David Smilde is one of the leading experts on Venezuela worldwide, and has been researching the country for over twenty years.
We hope the blog proves to be a useful resource for you. Visit the blog at www.venezuelablog.tumblr.com.
Topics of Recent Posts:
- The protests in Venezuela, including the arrest of Leopoldo López and its implications for the future.
- The remilitarization of citizen security in Venezuela.
- Political transition in Venezuela: future scenarios and the implications for U.S. foreign policy.
About the Bloggers:
David Smilde, moderator of the blog, is a WOLA Senior Fellow and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Georgia. He has lived in or worked on Venezuela since 1992. He is co-editor of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Democracy: Participation, Politics and Culture under Chávez (Duke 2011).
Hugo Perez Hernáiz is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Rebecca Hanson is a graduate student in sociology at the University of Georgia doing doctoral research on police reform and citizen participation in Venezuela.
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