Human Rights Watch Appears Delighted with the International Media’s Coverage of Venezuela

Human Rights Watch seems especially pleased with corporate media editorials about Venezuela from around the world and lists them on their website.
I guess they are worried that people may have missed them, or maybe HRW feels that showing how all these corporate outlets take the same view is supposed to be convincing, and not evidence of groupthink and deep subservience to US foreign policy objectives.
Pluralism, diversity of views, what’s that anyway?
HRW declared the US government the “world’s most powerful proponent of human rights” so why not dish out praise for the international corporate media as well?


2017 Editorials on Venezuela’s crisis

This year, major newspapers worldwide have published editorials on the Venezuela crisis. They have addressed issues ranging from the humanitarian crisis to the need to release political prisoners and restore powers to the National Assembly. Many editorials have supported the OAS process to evaluate Venezuela’s compliance with the Inter-American Democratic Charter and called for increased international and multilateral pressure on the Maduro administration. For a list of editorials published in 2017, with links to access them, please see below.



La Nación, Venezuela, un Estado fallido, January 28, 2017.

La Nación, La dictadura de Maduro, February 24, 2017.

La Nación, La Argentina y los derechos humanos en Venezuela, March 25, 2017.


Folha de S. Paulo, Democracia nao é, April 1, 2017.

Estadao, A Venezuela sem máscara, January 11, 2017.

Estadao, O drama da Venezuela, April 14, 2017.

O Globo, Venezuela de Maduro assume ser uma ditadura, April 1, 2017.


El Espectador, Nicolás Maduro se atornilla, January 10, 2017.

El Espectador, Venezuela está oficialmente en dictadura, April 1, 2017.

El Espectador, La salida democrática en Venezuela, April 23, 2017.

El Tiempo, Venezuela: una salida civilizada, March 12, 2017.

El Tiempo, Venezuela y la OEA, April 5, 2017.

El Tiempo, Venezuela se sacude, April 8, 2017.

United States

Miami Herald, Maduro’s inability to admit failure fuels Venezuela’s continuing collapse, February 15, 2017.

Miami Herald, Venezuela mired in protests, but Maduro still isn’t listening, April 23, 2017.

The New York Times, Crisis upon crisis in Venezuela, March 29, 2017.

The New York Times en español, Crisis tras crisis en Venezuela, March 30, 2017.

The New York Times, Venezuela’s Descent into Dictatorship, March 31, 2017.

The New York Times, Pressuring Venezuela’s Leader to Back Down, April 14, 2017.

The New York Times en español, Editorial: La presión internacional podría lograr que Maduro haga concesiones, April 19, 2017.

The Washington Post, External pressure, not empty talk, can rescue Venezuela, April 3, 2017. 

Chicago Tribune, Venezuela, a wannabe dictator and a dilemma for Trump, April 2, 2017.

El Nuevo Herald, En nuestra opinión: Venezuela repudia a un régimen fracasado, April 20, 2017.


El Universal, ¿A dónde va Venezuela?, March 31, 2017.


El Comercio, Editorial: El golpe a la careta, March 31, 2017.




El Mundo, La dictadura no debe instalarse en Venezuela, March 31, 2017.

El Mundo, Maduro se enroca y endurece su régimen autoritario, April 10, 2017.

El Mundo, Venezuela estalla y Maduro permanece impasible, April 23, 2017.

El País, Enroque venezolano, January 14, 2017.

El País, Maduro ante la OEA, February 16, 2017.

El País, Golpe de Estado en Venezuela, April 1, 2017.

El País, Maduro, fuera de la realidad, April 15, 2017.


Le Monde, Venezuela : une spirale mortifère, April 14, 2017. 

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