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- Growing Militarization in Venezuela
- Weekly News Update on the Americas, #266, 5
March 1995. Venezuelan president Rafael Caldera has
converted air traffic controllers by decree into state
security officials without the right to strike.
- AI delegation ends visit with disappointment
- Amnesty International, 25 July 1996. Deteriorating human
rights situation, including torture and rural police out of
control, and government indifference.
- Venezuela's Explosive Penitentiary
- By Mark Ungar, NACLA Report on the Americas,
Sept/Oct 1996. Inmates threw fire-bombs into cellblocks
housing rival gangs. Unprecedented levels of prison
mayhem—including killings, riots and mass
breakouts—have shaken several Latin American countries
in the past few years. Governments throughout Latin America
have been busily shoving their
- The Politics of Privatization
- By Steve Ellner, NACLA Report on the Americas,
30 April 1998. The debate over the privatization of the
two-and-a-half-million-acre forest reserve near the Brazilian
border has taken place not only among, but within the
country's five major parties, and reflects major internal
differences over the process of privatization in general.