Tag: <span>Iris Varela</span>

Venezuela Prison Deaths On The Rise, Says Report

Top Story — The Venezuelan Prisons Observatory, a prisoners’ rights watchdog group, said that 304 inmates have been murdered in Venezuelan prison violence during the first half of 2012, a fifteen percent […] Read More >

Venezuela Prison Standoff Ends After Hostages Released

Today in Latin America Top Story — Inmates who had held hostage more than 50 guards and other prison workers in the Tocuyito lockup have released the final 12 hostages, […] Read More >

Venezuela Plans to Release 20,000 Prisoners

A Venezuelan government minister said Sunday that the country plans to reduce its prison population by some 40 percent, due to overcrowding. Venezuela’s new minister of penitentiary services, Iris Varela, […] Read More >