guarimbas

tortura en venezuela

La revolución de la tortura

Este trabajo de Francisco Olivares, coordinador de Expediente, el equipo de Investigación de El Universal, se basa en un estudio del Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad Católica Andrés Bello que documenta los métodos que han utilizado las fuerzas de seguridad contra los manifestantes aprehendidos desde el 24 de febrero: golpes, descargas eléctricas, amenazas de violación y torturas sicológica, aplicación de sustancias químicas. (más…)

What’s Behind The “Guarimbas”?

Laura Weffer Cifuentes
Translated by Luisa Vargas Meyer
 
Editor’s Note: The following Investigative report by journalist Laura Weffer Cifuentes started circulating through a tweet she sent out on March 17, 2014 at 18:53. She took this action after Eleazar Diaz Rangel, director of the Venezuelan newspaper Ultimas Noticias, censored it. Later that same day, the Chief Investigator at the newspaper, Tamoa Calzadilla, resigned her position quoting fellow journalist Nathaly Alvaray on her twitter feed: “Journalism First”. Alvaray was media vice-president at the same company, Cadena Capriles, until March 7th, when she resigned under pressure from the new editor David de Lima, a lawyer with ties to the government of Maduro. What follows is a direct translation of the text which has by now circulated widely among venezuleans. (más…)