Category Archives: International Cooperation

LIVE NOW: Live Tweeting US Congress Hearing on Democracy NGOs in Egypt

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Obama Requests Funding For Venezuelan Opposition in 2012 Budget: A Response

How is it legitimate for Chavez and his lame duck, rubber stamp National Assembly to prohibit civil society from working on the protection of political rights? Banning foreign funding essentially does so as domestic funding has already been intimidated and … Continue reading

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Law approved blocking international funding of NGOs in Venezuela (El Universal)

The Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) abstained from voting on the grounds that the law goes against a principle of international support in which the party has always believed. The Fatherland for All (Patria Para Todos, PPT) also abstained. Caracas … Continue reading

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Foreign funding of NGOs defending political rights outlawed in Venezuela

On Tuesday, December 21, 2010, the Venezuelan National Assembly passed (in its second discussion) a new “Law on Defense of Political Sovereignty and National Self-Determination.” As a result of the law: Venezuelan NGOs that defend political rights may not receiving … Continue reading

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US State Dept. “Venezuelan Declassification Collection”

A few weeks ago, during the first wave of the Wikileaks scandal, the US State Department released its own set of declassified documents on US diplomacy and relations with Venezuela. While I initially feared that these documents would be rather … Continue reading

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International Cooperation Law news and links

Below is a collection of news and opinion articles published in November and December 2010 as passage of an “International Cooperation Law” again became a topic of discussion in Venezuela. Following an event to “protect Venezuelan sovereignty in the face … Continue reading

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