Weekly Report - 10 August 2023 (WR-23-32)

VENEZUELA: Authorities take on the Red Cross

Venezuela’s supreme court (TSJ) issued a ruling on 4 August ordering an intervention in the Venezuelan Red Cross and firing its president, Mario Enrique Villarroel, who has headed the NGO for over 40 years. The TSJ’s move, which also saw it appoint an ally of President Nicolás Maduro as interim Red Cross president, was decried by NGOs as another example of the government’s crackdown on civic space.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 642 words.

Subscribers: Log in now to read the full article

Not a Subscriber?

Choose from one of the following options

Intelligence Research Ltd.
167-169 Great Portland Street,
5th floor,
London, W1W 5PF - UK
Phone : +44 (0) 203 695 2790
You may contact us via our online contact form
Copyright © 2022 Intelligence Research Ltd. All rights reserved.