Venezuela: Now Is Not the Time to Reduce Global Scrutiny

By Tamara Taraciuk Broner

Maduro’s human rights abuses continue, despite talk from politicians elsewhere in Latin America.

I recently tried a virtual reality experience by Venezuelan activists that recreated a cell in the Helicoide, the notorious detention center in Caracas operated by local intelligence services. You walk into a tiny, dark cell, listen to flies, and hear narrations of the abuses people suffered in there, in their own voices. It was a harsh reminder of the many accounts I’ve gathered over the years from victims of Venezuelan security agents’ arbitrary arrests and torture. Sadly, their experiences are far from virtual – and make no mistake, they continue today. Several politicians...

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