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WOLA Publishes Summary of Conference "The Paradox of Violence in Venezuela: A Comparative Approach" on Blog

January 14th, 2016

Rebecca Hanson, a graduate student in sociology at the University of Georgia, and co-organizer of the symposium The Paradox of Violence in Venezuela: A Comparative Approach has published a summary of the findings of the conference on the WOLA Venezuela Politics and Human Rights blog curated by David Smilde, Professor of sociology at Tulane.

An excerpt from the blog:

The Paradox of Violence in Venezuela
by Rebecca Hanson
From October 29-31, 2015, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University hosted a conference that brought together research on violence in Latin America in order to better understand violence in Venezuela. ‘€œThe Paradox of Violence in Venezuela: A Comparative Approach‘€ was organized by David Smilde, Veronica Zubillaga, and myself.

The goal of the conference was to understand why a country that saw significant progress in reducing poverty and inequality (at least through 2012) at the same time saw crime and violence soar.

While the discussion focused on Venezuela, we sought to put it in regional context.. . .

continue reading the summary here