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As Perverse as it Gets in Venezuela

The killing of Oscar Pérez—a rogue police officer who opposed the Venezuelan government—indicates that 2018 is off to a very bad start for human rights in Venezuela. In 2017, Pérez published several videos on social media calling on the Venezuelan people to rebel against Venezuela’s “tyrannical” government. In June, he threw a grenade from a helicopter to the Supreme Court building, and in December he allegedly stole firearms from a Bolivarian National Guard base. Pérez and six others were killed on January 15 in the town of El Junquito, near Caracas, after security forces, together with members…

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