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INTERPOL can expect more politically motivated requests from Venezuela – this time with sights on Kimberly-Clark representatives

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, has threatened to at least attempt to continue Venezuela’s abuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notice system. The paper product supplier Kimberly-Clark stopped production in Venezuela several weeks ago, in the midst of Venezuela’s worsening economic crisis. ¬†Venezuelans already wait for hours in lines on a daily basis in an effort to obtain… Continue Reading

Travel as a wanted person without INTERPOL’s involvement- the Snowden dilemma

Posted in Member Country Activity
The case of Edward Snowden has not been discussed in this blog until now because INTERPOL is reportedly not involved in Mr. Snowden’s case, and no Red Notice exists in his name.  The case does, however, provide an interesting opportunity to address how the relationships between multiple countries can affect a wanted person’s ability to… Continue Reading

Venezuela Post-Chavez- More of the Same INTERPOL Abuse?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
Now that Nicolas Maduro is the President of Venezuela, most hopes of political reform in Venezuela have been dashed, at least for the next six years.  This blog has addressed the issue of political oppression and persecution in Venezuela time and time and time again, as have many journalists and human rights organizations.  In many instances,… Continue Reading

Abuses by INTERPOL Member Countries: Ignore All but the Worst?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity
A reader commented on February 12 as follows regarding an old post regarding Venezuela’s Red Notice history: “Your animus towards Venezuela (or towards the Chavez Govt.) is misplaced, given the malfeasance of other INTERPOL member states.  The judge you mention, Maria Lourdes Afiun, did not merely dismiss charges against a corrupt Venezuelan banker (which she… Continue Reading

What Will INTERPOL Teach Venezuelan Prosecutors and Law Enforcement?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices
Still on the subject of the Venezuela/INTERPOL brouhaha over INTERPOL’s refusal to issue certain Venezuelan Red Notice requests, today’s post addresses one of INTERPOL’s suggested remedies for the ongoing dispute.  Recall that the Venezuelan government is none too happy about INTERPOL denying many of its Red Notice requests for wanted banking officials. As referenced in… Continue Reading

INTERPOL Defends its Decisions to Deny Certain Venezuelan Red Notice Requests

Posted in INTERPOL's Infrastructure, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices
In a continuation of the discussion of the current Venezuelan Red Notice situation, I thought it interesting to consider INTERPOL’S public explanation of two matters:  first, the historic visit by Ronald K. Noble, INTERPOL’s Secretary General, to Venezuela early this month, and second, the possible reasons for INTERPOL’s denial of Venezuela’s Red Notice requests. Why the… Continue Reading

Venezuela complained, INTERPOL responded: what’s next?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
Back in February, I discussed the fact that Venezuela’s Attorney General, Luisa Ortega Díaz, complained about what she painted as INTERPOL’s unfair treatment of Venezuela’s request for Red Notices against a certain group of people.  Specifically, she argued that Venezuela’s requests for Red Notices were being denied for people charged with crimes related to the… Continue Reading

Hugo Chavez: Should INTERPOL re-review Venezuela’s Red Notices?

Posted in Politically Based Red Notices
President Hugo Chavez has cast his net far and wide in his efforts to socialize the Bolivian Republic of Venezuela.  It’s no secret that he uses every branch of government to his advantage in furtherance of his political goals.  His abuses against Venezuela’s citizens and its businesses have been well-documented for years. In its 2009… Continue Reading