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Venezuela's sham elections on Sunday led to the death of 130 protestors and the arrest of at least 5,000.
Freedom House issued a statement following the detention of journalists in Venezuela.
Governments that choose the path of media repression often pass by familiar landmarks as they descend into authoritarian rule.
The government of Venezuela has announced it's intention to withdraw from the Organization of American States.
Freedom House helps citizens defend their rights against government abuses in several countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.