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Maria Conchita Alonso
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A Plea for Independent Election Monitoring in Venezuela

(26) Comments | Posted September 20, 2010 | 3:36 PM

Venezuela will hold National Assembly elections on September 26 and it represents the next best chance to slow totalitarianism's advance. For this reason, it is imperative for the international community, including the UN and the Organization of American States, to insist on fully independent election monitoring.

Hugo Chavez's illegal...

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My Own Trip South of the Border Part 3

(0) Comments | Posted August 3, 2010 | 10:30 AM

This week, is the final of my series of interviews with Venezuelan dissidents in response to Oliver Stone's film, South of the Border.

Words matter, but images stay long after the words have been forgotten by all but the academics. While human rights groups issue reports and...

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My Own Trip South of the Border: Part 2

(17) Comments | Posted July 27, 2010 | 2:32 PM

Read Part 1 of this series in response to Oliver Stone's South of the Border.

Last week, I spoke with a technology expert who fled Venezuela fearing for his life and who now is seeking asylum in the US after he created a system for verifying...

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My Own Trip South of the Border

(85) Comments | Posted July 23, 2010 | 10:25 AM

Having been born in Cuba, my family left the Castro communist regime and fled to Venezuela in 1961. Venezuela, itself, has had a history of oppression by the military dictator, Marcos Perez Jimenez (1952-1958). Even after, right-wing governments ruled the country. Although hopes for the future of Venezuela seemed brighter...

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