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Security forces in Venezuela have detained independent journalists Román Camacho, Josselyn Torres and Darvinson Rojas.
A Venezuelan court has found David Natera Febres guilty of defamation.
In Sunday's election, Venezuelans were unequivocal in expressing their discontent with the country’s trajectory.
Public frustration with the Maduro administration is expected to overcome extensive manipulation by the government, and the ruling party will face international pressure to accept the results.
Freedom House helps citizens defend their rights against government abuses in several countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.