Bolivarian Socialism

Venezuela Has Arrested over 77,000 People in 2017

Authorities in Venezuela have arrested and detained over 77,000 people throughout the course of 2017 as a result of skyrocketing rates of crime and political dissent amid the country’s political, economic, and humanitarian crises.

CARACAS, VENEZUELA, JULY 9: A protester with a tear gas mask and the Venezuelan flag holding a tear gas carister during clashes with the Bolivarian National Guard in a demonstration marking 100 days of protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, on July 9, 2017. Venezuela hit its 100th …