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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.
In response to a judge in Caracas sentencing the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López to more than 13 years in prison for his role in an anti-government protest, Freedom House issued the following statement
Venezuelan government has implemented forced deportations of more than 1,000 people living along the Colombian border.
The Organization of American States, the UNASUR, and the governments of Latin American region should immediately press Venezuela to release prisoners in custody on politicized charges.
Freedom House helps citizens defend their rights against government abuses in several countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.