The debate should no longer be about how democratic or authoritarian the government of Nicolas Maduro has become. It should be how criminal it’s become—a question that opens up a whole new set of policy challenges.
Andrés Cañizález, Ph.D., is a senior researcher at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela. He initially obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and went on to complete two master’s degrees: one in history of Venezuela and another in political science. He has a doctorate in political science. Dr. Cañizález is a political analyst and scholar of the media. In his book, “La Presidencia Mediática” (2012), he analyzes the communications policy of the government of Hugo Chávez. He has written many academic articles published in magazines in Venezuela, Spain, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, and Bolivia. He has combined academia with the defense and promotion of human rights in Venezuela. His weekly analysis articles are published in five Venezuelan newspapers and a news portal. He cooperates with projects of the People in Need NGO in Venezuela.
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