Rebecca Hanson

Rebecca Hanson is a graduate student in sociology at the University of Georgia doing doctoral research on police reform and citizen participation in Venezuela.

Articles by this author

Supporters of Juan Guaidó walk past a mural of Simón Bolívar on their way to a rally in January 2019 in Caracas. (Photo: Rebecca Hanson) Views
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Venezuela’s Popular Sectors and the Future of a Country
Whereas protests in past years against the government have tended to be centered in wealthier neighborhoods, in January of this year, protests against Maduro began to break out across a number of poor and working-class neighborhoods, in places like Catia, La Vega, El Valle, and Petare. At the end...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Venezuelan Protests from the View of Western Caracas
Images of burning tires, masked youth, and clashes between citizens and state security forces have accompanied almost all news coverage of Venezuela for the past few weeks. And these well-documented protests and the government response to them have, as blogger Francisco Toro wrote, changed the political game in Venezuela for the foreseeable future.
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