Alfredo Romero, the head of the Foro Penal Venezolano (FPV), spoke in an interview today on the health of the country’s political prisoners.   According to Romero, approximately 40% of all political prisoners in Venezuela–amounting to approximately 232 individuals–suffer from health problems. In these cases, Romero said, the prisoners are being denied the medical treatment that they need by their captors.   Romero also said that on average, the Maduro regime adds 50 political prisoners to each prisons each month. The total number of political prisoners in custody is kept from skyrocketing due to the release, often conditional, of some prisoners.  

Defense Minister Talks Tough on Colombian Guerrillas

  Minister of Defense Vladimir Padrino Lopez gave a speech today in which he said that the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) stood ready to defend Venezuelan territory against any aggressor, including “guerrillas, dissidents, paramilitaries, criminals or drug traffickers”.   Padrino Lopez said that he was going to ensure that groups that operate against the Maduro regime, “whatever they’re called”, will be “thrown out of the country”.   On these groups, Padrino Lopez said:  
There’s no space for them in Venezuela. You have to understand this. We’re coming after you.

I am going to be specially busy this week, and may be unable to dedicate much time to the daily updates. 

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