guarimbas

americas

Fiery Protest Leader Leopoldo Lopez Faces 13-Year Sentence in Venezuela

The polarizing figurehead of Venezuela's opposition, Lopez was sentenced Thursday for conspiracy and inciting violence. Last year's clashes during anti-government protests left 43 people dead.
Alicia Hernández
9.11.15
americas

Rights Abuses Rampant in Venezuela Crackdown on Anti-Government Protests, Report Says

A year after protests against the government shook Venezuela, a new report by Amnesty International details cases of arbitrary detention, sexual abuse, and torture suffered by demonstrators caught in President Nicolas Maduro's crackdown.
Andrea Noel and Alicia Hernández
3.24.15
americas

Venezuela Denies ‘Psychological Torture’ Led Protester to Kill Himself in Prison

Rodolfo Gonzalez, dubbed 'The Aviator,' was an alleged operational chief in last year's Venezuela street protests. He apparently killed himself the night before he thought he'd be transferred to a general-population penitentiary.
Alicia Hernández
3.16.15
venezuela

Meet Venezuela's 'Roadblock' Protesters Who Are Rallying Against Crime

Everyone is talking about the guarimbas — roadblocks set up by students in several cities to protest the lack of security.
Nathalie Iriarte V.
5.7.14
venezuela

Troops Take Back San Cristobal, Birthplace of Venezuela’s Protests

Over the weekend, Venezuelan forces "cleared" protesters from the city that first sparked nationwide demonstrations.
Alice Speri
3.31.14
war and conflict

Colectivos and Guarimbas Face Off in Venezuela

In a blame game whose players alternately bill each other as “fascists” and “reactionaries,” two groups have emerged.
Alice Speri
3.1.14