Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests
    • VEN106113.E - Venezuela: The homeland card (carnet de la patria), including issuance procedures, usage, and physical characteristics; extent to which homeland cards have been distributed (2016-May 2018) - May 2018 (PDF)
    • VEN101088.FE - Documents a person must present to obtain a passport; processing times for passports; description of the passport (2005 - February 2006) - March 2006 (PDF)
    • VEN101087.FE - Obtaining permanent resident status and the rights associated with that status (2005 - February 2006) - March 2006 (PDF)
    • VEN101126.FE - Procedures required for a person married to a Venezuelan to obtain Venezuelan citizenship; whether steps can be taken outside Venezuela or whether the person married to the Venezuelan must be living in Venezuela when applying for citizenship; personal documents that must be submitted during the procedures; the freedom of the Venezuelan authorities to accept or reject an application (2005 - February 2006) - Feb. 2006 (PDF)
    • VEN100306.E - Documentation required and procedures to be followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent (2003-July 2005) - July 2005 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Finding on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VEN41656.E - Government organization for the protection of minors, specifically in cases of sexual exploitation, and the way in which a person can report to authorities a case of sexual exploitation (i.e. using minors for pornographic videos)2003. - June 2003 (PDF)
Non Government Reports
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Immigration and Refugee Board (RIRs)
    • VEN105297.E Venezuela: Police corruption at the Pariaguán municipal police station in the Miranda district; police corruption at the Freites municipal police station, including in connection to the Director (2014-August 2015). Aug. 2015 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • International Crisis Group
  • InSight Crime

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities -2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)

 


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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections and Political Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VEN43006.E - Venezuela: The results of the recall referendum and any reports of violence that may have occurred during or after the referendum (15 August 2004-15 September 2004) - Sept. 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department County Reports on Human Rights Practices - Idigenous People - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the Worlds Minorities - 2016 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Afro-Venezuelans

Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Barí and Yukpa

Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Pemón

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Pemon  (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Warao and Kariña

Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Wayuú

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Wayuu  (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Yabarana

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Yabarana (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Yanomami

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Yanomami (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Yekuana

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Yekuana (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VEN102784.E - Venezuela: Implementation and effectiveness of the 19 March 2007 Organic Law on the Right of Women to a Life Free of Violence. - April 3, 2008 (PDF)
    • VEN102524.FE - Venezuela: The coming into force and implementation of the March 2007 law concerning violence against women, including domestic violence. - July 6, 2007 (PDF)
    • VEN100186.E - Venezuela: Domestic violence, including legislation, recourse and services available to victims (2003-June 2005). - July 6, 2005 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service -
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2017, 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • The Venezuelan ExodusThe Need for a Regional Response to an Unprecedented Migration Crisis - Sept 2018 (PDF)
    • Tightening the Grip: Concentration and Abuse of Power in Chàvez's Venezuela. - July 2012 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VEN101085.FE - Venezuela: Description of organized crime or its operations; whether the government has taken measures against organized crime; measures taken by the government to guarantee the safety of witnesses to crimes (2004 - February 2006) - March 2006 (PDF)
    • VEN42769 - Venezuela: Reasons why the Technical Body of the Judiciary Police (Cuerpo Técnico de Policía Judicial) would issue a summons; the summons' appearance; information that it would contain; legal and administrative authorities that would issue it; consequences for not complying with such a summons, issued under Article 239 of the Penal Code. - June 15, 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Silenced by Froce: Politically-Motivated Arbitrary Detentions in Venezuela. 2017 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Unchecked Power: Police and Military Raids in Low-Income and Immigrant Communities in Venezuela. Apr. 2016 (PDF)
    • Venezuela: Critics Under Threat - Aug, 2015 (PDF)
    • Punishment Before Trial: Prison Conditions in Venezuela - 1997 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group

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Law

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Response to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VEN102524.FE - Venezuela: The coming into force and implementation of the March 2007 law concerning violence against women, including domestic violence. - July 6, 2007 (PDF)

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Maps


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Medical Availability

International Government Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch
    • Venezuela’s Humanitarian Crisis: Severe Medical and Food Shortages, Inadequate and Repressive Government Response. Oct. 2016 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group


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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Response to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VEN105043.EVenezuela: Membership cards for the Justice First (Primero Justicia) political party, including content and physical characteristics; who can issue Justice First membership cards (2010-January 2015). Jan. 2015 (PDF)
    • VEN105076.E Venezuela: Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS), including structure, leadership, and membership process; MAS membership cards, including description; treatment of members by authorities and society (2008-January 2015). Jan. 2015 (PDF)
    • VEN105385.E Venezuela: Treatment of members of the Primero Justicia (PJ) party [Justice First] by authorities, including instances of violence (January 2015-December 2015). 2015 (PDF)
    • VEN104851.E - The Alianza Bravo Pueblo (ABP) political party, including its mandate, objectives, structure, leadership, regions of influence, number of members, and activities; treatment of ABP members (2006-April 2014) - (Apr. 2014) (PDF)
    • VEN103107.E - Venezuela: Results of the November 2008 local elections and the February 2009 referendum; reports of violence during or after these events. - March 25, 2009 (PDF)
    • VEN102850.E - Venezuela: Movement to Socialism (Movimiento al Socialismo, MAS); its leadership, number of members; current status and treatment by authorities; whether Leopoldo Puchi is MAS secretary general (2005-2008) - May 2008 (PDF)
    • VEN101127.FE - Venezuela: Whether Colombian guerrillas are present in Venezuela and whether they are involved in kidnappings, particularly in Caracas and in other cities, or in the eastern part of the country; measures taken by the Venezuelan authorities against the guerrillas (2004 - February 2006) - March 2006 (PDF)
    • VEN100185.E - Venezuela: Treatment of opponents of President Hugo Chavez (2004-June 2005). - July 6, 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Crackdown on Dissent: Brutality, Torture, and Political Persecution in Venezuela - Nov. 2017 (PDF)
    • Tightening the Grip: Concentration and Abuse of Power in Chàvez's Venezuela. 2012 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • Containing the Shock Waves from Venezuela. March 21, 2018 (PDF)
    • Power without the People: Averting Venezuela's Breakdown - June 19, 2017 (PDF)
    • Accelerating the Bolivarian Revolution - 2009 (PDF)
    • Political Reform or Regime Demise? - 2008 (PDF)
    • Hugo Chavez's Revolution - 2007 (PDF)

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Refugees / Returnees/IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VEN106031.FE Venezuela: Treatment by the authorities and pro-government groups of failed refugee claimants who return to the country (2016-December 2017). Jan. 2018 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Religion

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), July - Dec. 2010 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • United States Commission on International Religious Freedom - 2012 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VEN104889.E - Situation and treatment of sexual minorities; recourse available to victims of discrimination; state protection (2010-June 2014) - June 2014 (PDF)
    • VEN103245.E - Venezuela: Treatment by government officials of persons with HIV/AIDS, in particular with regard to the distribution of anti-retroviral drugs; treatment by government officials of gay men with HIV/AIDS. - September 23, 2009 (PDF)
    • VEN103244.E - Venezuela: Whether employers regularly test for HIV/AIDS as part of the screening process for prospective employees; treatment by employers of individuals who test positive for HIV/AIDS 17. - September 2009 (PDF)
    • VEN103243.E - Situation and treatment of homosexuals, particularly in Caracas; recourse available to those who have been harassed based on their sexual orientation (2006 - August 2009) - August 2009 (PDF)
    • VEN101086.FE - Venezuela: Situation and treatment of homosexuals; recourse available to those who have been harassed based on their sexual orientation (2004 - February 2006) - March 2006 (PDF)
    • VEN42331.E - Venezuela: Situation and treatment of homosexuals; recourse available to those who have been victimized because of their sexual orientation (2002-2004) - March 2004 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Organized Crime

Non-Government Reports

  • InSight Crime

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    Specific Country Issues - Union Membership

    US Government Reports
    • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2016 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
    Foreign Government Reports
    • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
      • VEN42695.FE - Venezuela: Current situation of employees of the state oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) who were discharged following their participation in strikes during December 2002 and April 2003; work reintegration; access to the public service and the private sector; whether private companies are instructed not to hire workers fired by PDVSA; remedies undertaken by unions to reinstate strikers in their former positions; whether strikers are targeted by harassment. - May 2004 (PDF)
    Non-Government Organization Reports
    • Human Rights Watch - 2011 (PDF)

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    Specific Country Issues - Kidnapping

    Foreign Government Reports
    • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
      • VEN101127.FE - Venezuela: Whether Colombian guerrillas are present in Venezuela and whether they are involved in kidnappings, particularly in Caracas and in other cities, or in the eastern part of the country; measures taken by the Venezuelan authorities against the guerrillas (2004 - February 2006) - Feb 2006 (PDF)
      • VEN43442.FE - Venezuela: Kidnapping and extortion in rural and urban areas, particularly in Caracas, and state protection available to victims (2003-Mar. 2005) - March 2005 (PDF)

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    Speech / Press / Internet

    US Government Reports
    • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
    Non Government Reports
    • Amnesty International - 2013 (PDF)
    • Freedom House
    • Human Rights Watch Profiles
      • Caught in the Crossfire: Freedom of Expression in Venezuela - 2003 (PDF)

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    Timeline

    Trafficking

    US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports

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    Terrorism

    US Government Reports
    • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
    • Congressional Research Service
      • Latin America - Terrorisim Issues - August 2014 (PDF)

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    Torture

    US Government Reports
    • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF)

    Non-Government Organization Reports

    • Human Rights Watch - Crackdown on Dissent: Brutality, Torture, and Political Persecution in Venezuela - Nov. 2017 (PDF)

     

     

    Updated September 21, 2018

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