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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Why Brazil Should Speak Out About Rights Abuse in Venezuela

 But speaking out about the human rights situation in Venezuela is just what Brazil should do, both on principle and as a pragmatic matter. As a matter of principle, governments can and should speak out when one of their neighbors is violating human rights—this is not some kind of nefarious “interference,” an argument trotted out by abusive governments around the world for decades.  Human rights are universal, and governments should not play the sovereignty card to shield themselves from international scrutiny and accountability when they commit abuses. More…

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