Maria Isabel Puerta Riera

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  • In Venezuela’s stalemate, people come second

    The Venezuelan crisis hype has relinquished, and the current focus has turned to the staggering migrant influx making its way throughout Latin America. Back at home, Venezuelans continue to struggle to have access to food, medical attention, and basic utilities, while the country’s income rapidly declines, not only as a result of the economic sanctions, but the vast negligence of[…]

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  • Loyalty or convenience: the forced marriage between Maduro and the military in Venezuela

    The Trump Administration continues to rely heavily on the policy of sanctions with regards to Venezuela and its crisis. The latest Executive Order signed by President Trump initially thought to be an embargo has been interpreted by some analysts as a measure that protects the future assets of the much-awaited transitional government. They will need these resources to adequately confront[…]

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  • A day of reckoning for Chavismo

    The day before Venezuela’s Independence Day, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a damning report at the request of the UN Human Rights Council (Resolution 39/1). The report is a detailed, comprehensive and deeply critical assessment of Nicolas Maduro’s regime, regarding the human rights situation in the country since 2018. Although it establishes the[…]

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  • Venezuelan Crisis

    This is a video podcast for my International Politics class about the Venezuelan crisis. My students have been analyzing the situation and will reflect on the options, considering the role of the International Community, and the United Nations.

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  • A brief look at Chavismo

    Chávez came to power with the promise to remove all vestiges associated with democratic institutions. First, he had tried through a military insurrection, that ended with a balance of dozens of deaths. After this military failure, he opted for the electoral route and finally reached victory. In the proclamations of the attempted coup of the 4F (1992), criticism of democracy[…]

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Maria Isabel Puerta Riera

Political scientist

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Maria Isabel Puerta Riera
Florida
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