Rebecca Hanson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Criminology & Law and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. She has conducted research on politics, violence, and policing in Venezuela since 2009. She is currently working on a book manuscript analyzing the tension between civilian and militarized policing in Venezuela. Follow her tweets at @BeccaAnnice.
Thousands of protestors in the streets. A self-proclaimed president. An uncertain political future. Venezuela has been here before. In 2002, dissident military officers with the support of private media, opposition … Keep reading »