‘Human Rights Hypocrisy – Colombia vs. Venezuela’

Colombia and Venezuela: two neighboring countries that receive extremely different treatment by the US Empire and the mass media. While Colombia is known for one of the worst human rights records in the world, it remains a top recipient of US military aid and enjoys uncritical press coverage in Western media–all while Trump threatens military intervention against Venezuela over unsubstantiated allegations. To contrast the human … Continue reading ‘Human Rights Hypocrisy – Colombia vs. Venezuela’

‘UN warns Venezuela over ‘use of excessive force’

The United Nations Human Rights Office has warned of “widespread and systematic use of excessive force” being used against protesters in Venezuela. It also speaks of other human rights violations, including “violent house raids, torture and ill-treatment”. It says that the security forces are allegedly responsible for at least 46 deaths which occurred in protest-related violence. The findings are based on interviews. Continue reading ‘UN warns Venezuela over ‘use of excessive force’