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Archaeological Map

Country Overview

CIA World Factbook

Targeted Groups
Alert Status
Genocide Stage(s)
  • Political Opposition

  • Venezuelan Citizens

  • Maduro Regime

  • Armed Groups

Stage 5: Organization, Stage 6: Polarization, Stage 8: Persecution


In 2013 Nicolás Maduro became President of Venezuela following Hugo Chávez’s death. Maduro’s party has gained control of most governmental institutions, moving Venezuela away from democracy toward authoritarian rule. The rise in inflation and the persecution of political opponents have resulted in over 7.7 million refugees worldwide.

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Why are Venezuelan refugees disappearing in Colombia?

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Venezuela: The Rise and Fall of a Petrostate

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Venezuela continues crackdown on dissenters

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