Venezuela’s Anti-Government Protests from 2014 Show the Negative Side of Social Media

Venezuela’s Anti-Government Protests from 2014 Show the Negative Side of Social Media

Social media is often regarded as a powerful tool for ordinary people to disseminate information, practice freedom of expression, and promote democracy throughout the world. However, sometimes that sentiment simply isn’t true. Nowhere was that better demonstrated in recent memory than in Venezuela. Protests organized by right-wing groups and activists…

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Thousands of Venezuelans Forced to Leave Homes in Towering Skyscraper Slum

Thousands of Venezuelans Forced to Leave Homes in Towering Skyscraper Slum

Some 3,000 of Caracas, Venezuela’s poor have been evicted from their homes in the 45-story shantytown called the “Tower of David.” According to an August 3 Deseret News article, the tower has been inhabited for about seven years after construction on the skyscraper halted during Venezuela’s financial crisis. The “Tower…

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