August 30 2017 11:34am

Democracy is “barely alive” in Venezuela: United Nations

Democracy is “barely alive” in Venezuela, where President Nicolas Maduro has repressed months of protests and consolidated power, the United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday. U.N. High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, whose office presented a report on Wednesday documenting extensive human rights violations committed by Venezuelan security forces, was asked whether the country was now a dictatorship.

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