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December 16, 2021
On Sunday, November 21, 2021, in unfair conditions, Venezuela’s ruling socialist party swept regional and municipal elections, winning 20 out of 23 gubernational offices across the country and a vast majority of the 335 mayorships and over 2,700 local councillorships on the ballot. The election... Read More
February 08, 2021
In December, Nicolás Maduro – who continues to claim Venezuela’s presidency – held illegitimate parliamentary elections to undermine the 2015 democratically-elected National Assembly (NA), whose mandate was set to expire in January 2021. Empowered with a non-legitimate parliament, Maduro today... Read More
December 04, 2020
On December 7, the Interim Government of Venezuela (IGV) will hold a Popular Consultation with Venezuelans across the country and in the global diaspora, in an effort to invalidate the regime’s unconstitutional elections on December 6 and underscore public demands for free and fair elections. What... Read More
May 26, 2020
Nicolás Maduro, the autocratic leader of Venezuela, has used the COVID-19 pandemic to attack his political opponents, health workers, coronavirus victims and the United States, all while rejecting responsibility for the disastrous state of the country’s healthcare system. His callous response risks... Read More
January 10, 2020
The latest episode in Venezuela’s ongoing political turmoil has again highlighted the breakdown of this once prosperous country as a result of disastrous policies, rampant... Read More
January 08, 2020
On January 5, Nicolás Maduro’s authoritarian regime attempted to seize control of Venezuela’s last remaining democratic institution, the National Assembly. The coup failed. Although physically barred from the legislative building, 100 of the 167-member National Assembly convened elsewhere to re-... Read More
January 03, 2020
As Venezuela’s National Assembly prepares to vote on whether to re-elect Juan Guaidó as its president on January 5, the democratic opposition stands at a critical moment. Faced with declining popularity, leaders in exile and rising corruption within the movement, the opposition is struggling... Read More
November 18, 2019
Thirty years ago, riots over price hikes resulted in over two-hundred deaths and two-thousand injuries in Venezuela. Today, thanks to populist authoritarian solutions, the country is crippled by a severe political, economic and social crisis.  To help other countries avoid these kinds of... Read More
May 28, 2019
The situation in Venezuela is at a critical juncture and the international community must reaffirm the resiliency and universality of democratic values and institutions. Organizations such as the International Democratic Union (IDU) are well-positioned to play a... Read More
April 12, 2019
People migrate when they feel physically or economically insecure. The most egregious example of this is the socialist nightmare in Venezuela where 3.4 million have left—most... Read More