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

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

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

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.

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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

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