José Alberto López Rafaschieri and Luis Alberto López Rafaschieri
In the protests following the Venezuelan presidential elections of April 14, we highlight some topics about the government procedures to maintain the order:
1. The authorities primarily sent paramilitary forces of the ruling party to combat the street demonstrations, making the violence worse.
2. The government arrested several protesters and entered into his homes without following legal procedures. Also, PSUV politicians exercised pressure on the independent press to retain the censorship, specially, this time, in TV stations like Televen and Globovision.
3. The official reports about the situation included murders from other cases (crime, personal problems, etc.) and unverified attacks to public services installations, with the aim of demonizing the protests.
These elements show a government that use methods not approved by the human rights conventions. We have pronouncements of the international community supporting the election of the new Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, but we haven't any mention of this illegal use of force and lies against civilians.