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04 Sep 2018 description
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Venezuela: Crisis de refugiados exige respuesta regional uniforme

Los gobiernos deberían colaborar para proteger los derechos de los venezolanos que huyen

03 Sep 2018 description
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Venezuela: Refugee Crisis Requires Concerted Regional Response

Governments Should Collaborate to Protect Rights of Fleeing Venezuelans

07 Aug 2018 description
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Human Rights Watch welcomes the recent Brazilian Supreme Court ruling that denied a request by the Roraima state government to temporarily close the border with Venezuela. The court argued that “the indiscriminate use of measures aimed at restricting irregular migration” may deprive people of accessing the asylum procedure, which undermines Brazil’s international obligations and constitutional due process standards.

03 Aug 2018 description
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El impacto desproporcionado de la crisis humanitaria en las personas mayores

21 Jun 2018 description
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Venezuelan Crisis needs to be a Council Priority

Leila Swan
Senior Associate, UN Advocacy and Emergency Response

No one was surprised when Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro was re-elected last May, or when the opposition alleged voting irregularities. Unofficial reports estimated low voter turnout, less than 40%, despite government officials’ frantic attempts to increase participation.

21 Jun 2018 description
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La crisis venezolana debe ser una prioridad del Consejo

Leila Swan
Senior Associate, UN Advocacy and Emergency Response

Nadie se sorprendió con la reelección del presidente venezolano Nicolás Maduro en mayo, ni con las denuncias de irregularidades hechas por la oposición. Extraoficialmente, se ha reportado un nivel de participación bajo (menor al 40%), a pesar de los desesperados esfuerzos del gobierno de incrementar la cantidad de votantes.

13 Nov 2017 description
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Council must take action to stem the human rights and humanitarian crisis

Today’s UN Security Council meeting on the Venezuela crisis provides a unique opportunity to focus attention on the widespread abuses the government of President Nicolás Maduro is committing. Without strong, multilateral pressure, the human rights and humanitarian crisis will only get worse. Here are the issues the council should focus on:

30 Oct 2017 description
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La organización internacional de desarrollo estudiará la adhesión de Colombia

03 Oct 2017 description
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Es indispensable aumentar la presión sobre Maduro

En el período de sesiones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU que acaba de concluir, numerosos Estados Miembros, incluidos países latinoamericanos, se pronunciaron de manera inequívoca y enérgica sobre la profunda crisis humanitaria y de derechos humanos en Venezuela, y posicionaron así el tema en la agenda del Consejo con una contundencia sin precedentes. Sin embargo, la principal tarea todavía está por delante y el desafío ahora es mantener la presión multilateral sobre el gobierno venezolano.

02 Oct 2017 description
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At the UN Human Rights Council session that ended last week, member states, including from Latin America, spoke up clearly and forcefully about the profound human rights and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, placing the issue on the council’s agenda in unprecedented ways. But the real work still lies ahead – the challenge now is to keep up the multilateral pressure on the Venezuelan government.

14 Sep 2017 description
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Punto 2: Debate general sobre datos actualizados aportados por el Alto Comisionado

La protección de los derechos humanos internacionales está atravesando un período de prueba en todo el mundo. Las próximas tres semanas revelarán si el Consejo de Derechos Humanos está a la altura de las circunstancias.

09 Sep 2017 description
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(Ginebra) – Los estados miembros de la ONU deberían abordar la profundización de la crisis humanitaria y de derechos humanos en Venezuela durante la Sesión 36 del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU en septiembre de 2017, señalaron 116 organizaciones venezolanas, latinoamericanas e internacionales.

11 Aug 2017 description
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Courtney Tran
John Gardner Fellow, Health and Human Rights Division

El mayor temor de Yelitza López es enfrentar una enfermedad grave sin calmantes para el dolor. Ese temor es muy real para ella, dado que su madre, Divisay, tiene cáncer avanzado y sufre ataques de dolor agudo.

“Es muy duro verla sufrir”, dijo a Human Rights Watch durante una entrevista telefónica en julio. “Cuando se acabe, voy a tener que ver si consigo un poco más [de medicinas]... eso me preocupa”.

11 Aug 2017 description
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Courtney Tran
John Gardner Fellow, Health and Human Rights Division

Yelitza López’s greatest fear is to face a grave illness without pain relief. That fear is very real to her – López’s mother, Divisay, has advanced cancer and suffers from bouts of severe pain.

“I cannot watch her suffer,” she told Human Rights Watch in a phone interview in July. “When we run out, I’ll have to see if I can get any more… I am worried.”

15 Jun 2017 description
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Authorities Should Prevent, Prosecute Violations

(Washington, DC) – High-level Venezuelan officials bear responsibility for pervasive, serious abuses being committed under their watch, Human Rights Watch said today. These officials have failed to take steps to prevent or punish human rights violations committed by their subordinates, Human Rights Watch said.

18 Apr 2017 description
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Regional Response Urgently Needed

(Washington, DC) – Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis is spilling across its borders, Human Rights Watch said today. Latin American governments need to apply strong pressure on the Maduro administration to address severe shortages of medicine and food in Venezuela that are causing Venezuelans to leave the country.

24 Oct 2016 description
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Venezuela: El gobierno arremete contra críticos mientras la crisis se profundiza

Son necesarias medidas urgentes para abordar la escasez de medicinas y comida

24 Oct 2016 description
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Venezuela: Government Assails Critics as Crisis Deepens: Urgent Measures Needed to Address Shortages of Medicine, Food

19 May 2016 description
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President Targets National Assembly, Independent Groups

(New York, NY) – The Organization of American States should press President Nicolás Maduro to revoke an emergency decree that would limit the ability of the opposition-led National Assembly and Venezuelan nongovernmental organizations to challenge abuses of power by the government, Human Rights Watch said today.