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A lens on Venezuelan street crime
By  • 5 May 2017
"The drug trade is why we still have the government we have." Adriana Fernández first wielded a camera at the age of 16 to take pictures of friends involved in the graffiti scene in her…
Venezuela's other crisis: drug trafficking
By  • 4 May 2017
Venezuela may be mired in political and economic crisis. But governance in the country is also undermined by the involvement of senior government officials in the drug trade. Among those sanctioned or facing criminal charges…
Ecuador election tests Correa legacy
By  • 16 March 2017
A presidential run-off in the South American nation of Ecuador is shaping up as a referendum on the decade-long rule of leftist President Rafael Correa. Under Correa the government has used oil revenues to slash…
In Venezuela, conflict extends to protest reporting
By  • 16 September 2016
Misinformation, arrests deter demonstration coverage Tens of thousands of opposition protesters marched in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas this month demanding President Nicolás Maduro be removed from office by a recall referendum. The protests are…
Venezuela's descent
By  • 15 September 2016
When you think of humanitarian crises, they’re usually caused by war or some natural disaster like a drought or earthquake. But in Venezuela today millions of people face shortages of food and medicines for a…
Forced to resign, Venezuelan journalist thrives online
By  • 31 July 2015
"The government guarantees impunity for these people and allows them to commit these kind of crimes." The career of Tamoa Calzadilla embodies the challenges faced by independent reporters in Venezuela under President Nicolás Maduro and…
Twice-fired Venezuelan journalist fights on
By  • 20 July 2015
“Once the government knows you who are…they never forget it.” Being an opposition journalist in Venezuela under former president Hugo Chávez and his successor Nicolás Maduro has never been easy. But since street protests in…
Venezuela's many crises
By  • 16 July 2015
Venezuela is a country that should, by all accounts, be doing quite well. It’s one of the top oil-producing countries in the world. But the South American nation also has one of the highest murder…
Project Exile: Venezuela TV journalist finds security in Miami
By  • 16 March 2015
“I remember being on air and having to stop broadcasting so we could lie on the floor and breathe.” For 15 years Alejandro Marcano was a leading journalist in Venezuela on the opposition station Globovisión.…
Venezuela rifts grow as protests persist
By  • 31 May 2014
With peace talks in tatters, Venezuelans are deeply divided over the future of their country. Four months after the start of street protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s government began, Venezuelans are deeply divided over the…
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