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Tue, Dec 10, 2019

#AlertaVenezuela: December 10, 2019

On December 8, 2019, Spanish newspaper El Mundo published a set of images that the opposition to the Maduro regime took to the International Court of Justice in The Hague. The action was intended to prove that Óscar Pérez, a former police officer, had been executed by the regime. Venezuelan authorities announced on January 16, 2018, that Óscar Pérez had been killed in a shootout with security forces. Videos published on social media, however, showed Pérez asking Maduro forces to stop shooting and promising he would surrender. Pérez had led an insurrection against Maduro in June 2018.

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Mon, Dec 9, 2019

US-Colombia task force launches findings of report in Bogota

Task Force recommendations focus on three mayor areas: Economic development and innovation; institutions, rule of law, and counter-narcotics; and the crisis in Venezuela.

Event Recaps by Camila Hernandez

Colombia Politics & Diplomacy
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Tue, Dec 3, 2019

#AlertaVenezuela: December 3, 2019

Internet users in Venezuela faced partial and total loss of connectivity on December 1, 2019. The disruption was not caused by censorship, as has happened previously, but by the planned maintenance of an undersea cable. Users from privately owned service providers faced connectivity issues from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (local time), which did not affect the state-provider CANTV, according to NetBlocks, a nonprofit organization that monitors internet accessibility around the world.

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Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Bryza in Kyiv Post: Matthew Bryza: Rosneft undermining Venezuela and Iran sanctions

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Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Is Rosneft undermining “maximum pressure” on Venezuela and Iran as Trump looks away?

US President Donald Trump is conducting policies of “maximum pressure” on two countries, Venezuela and Iran. In Venezuela, Russia’s state-owned oil company, Rosneft, actively undercuts this US policy by helping them circumvent Washington’s tough economic sanctions. Why doesn't Washington apply broad sanctions against the giant Russian company?

EnergySource by Matthew Bryza

Economic Sanctions Energy Markets & Governance
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Tue, Nov 26, 2019

#AlertaVenezuela: November 26, 2019

Colombia has become the latest Latin American country to engage in anti-government protests, as citizens took to the streets across the region calling for change: from marches decrying austerity policies in Ecuador and Chile to protests in Bolivia initially based on claims of fraud in the October 20 election and more recently over the perception that President Evo Morales’s resignation was forced (i.e., a “coup”).

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Tue, Nov 19, 2019

#AlertaVenezuela: November 19, 2019

Inspired by recent events in Bolivia, supporters of both Juan Guaidó and Nicolás Maduro took to the streets in parallel, competing marches on Saturday, November 16. Guaidó called for the November 16 march as the first of a permanent series of protests to reach a definitive solution for the crisis. He said the aim was to “achieve what happened in Bolivia and that the Armed Forces and the police side with all Venezuelans.” In response, Maduro called on his supporters to head to the streets. Following Evo Morales removal in Bolivia, Maduro’s supporters added an additional cause into their protest and also marched in solidarity with the ousted Bolivian leader, who they claimed was the victim of a coup.

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Thu, Nov 14, 2019

What’s Next on Sanctions? An Update on Legislative & Executive Branch Activity

On November 7th, 2019 the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program co-hosted a high-level roundtable conversation with Morrison & Foerster to discuss recent and future sanctions activity by the US legislative and executive branches.

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Tue, Nov 12, 2019

#AlertaVenezuela: November 12, 2019

The Maduro regime reacted to the resignation of one of its long-time allies, Bolivia’s Evo Morales, by showing support and denouncing what it referred to as “a coup.” After more than two weeks of protests in the country following claims of fraud in the October 20 election, Morales resigned on November 10. Because the resignation occurred after the heads of the Bolivian armed forces and national police called on Morales to step down, Morales himself as well as Nicolás Maduro and other left-wing world leaders described the event as “a coup.”

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Tue, Nov 5, 2019

#AlertaVenezuela: November 5, 2019

Nicolás Maduro has been accused of being an instigator behind social unrest in Latin American countries, including in Chile and Ecuador. Twitter accounts operating from Venezuela have a history of attempting to influence domestic events in Catalonia and in the United States. The DFRLab analyzed 1.1 million tweets about protests in Chile, posted between October 16 and October 25, 2019, to measure the possibility of involvement of the Maduro regime’s digital militias in the country.

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