Venezuela

30 million people
11,820 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Partly Free

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From Tunisia to Turkey, Kiev to Caracas, people around the world are making their desire for democracy and greater freedom overwhelmingly clear.  But what is the proper role for the United States? Read Sarah Trister's op-ed for The Hill.

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Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, U.S. Foreign Policy
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Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas


Freedom House has compiled the following questions for Secretary of State John Kerry, who will appear before Congress this week to discuss the proposed foreign affairs budget for fiscal year 2015.



In the face of new, sophisticated restrictions, frontline human rights activists are unprepared for the security challenges they face, while donors and international support groups struggle to collaborate effectively and protect and defend human rights, Freedom House concludes in a report issued today.

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Civil Society, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
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Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas
written by
Ashley Greco-Stoner
Senior Research Assistant, Freedom on the Net

Since early February, Venezuela has been rocked by nationwide protests and clashes with police that have killed more than a dozen people. Initially motivated by frustration with a collapsing economy and soaring crime rates, demonstrators are now struggling to defend their basic human rights in the face of the government’s aggressive response, which includes not only deadly police violence but a determined effort to choke off all independent sources of information about the crisis.

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