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Marino Alvarado

Marino Alvarado

HRD, Former Coordinator
Programa Venezolano de Educación y Acción en Derechos Humanos – PROVEA

Marino Alvarado is the former general coordinator of human rights organisation Programa Venezolano de Educación y Acción en Derechos Humanos – PROVEA (Venezuelan Programme for Education and Action in Human Rights). PROVEA is an internationally respected human rights organisation that was founded in 1988 and works independently to promote and defend human rights in Venezuela. It aims to educate people about human rights and to promote the diffusion of human rights principles.

Venezuela

HRDs have been working under restrictive policies for many years: the Maduro administration has continued the work begun by Chávez in restricting civil space and delegitimising HRDs, repeatedly accusing them of undermining the Venezuelan democracy with the alleged collaboration of the United States. HRDs are discredited and criminalised by state-controlled media (television, radio, print media) on a weekly basis.