Abuse by the National Guard has been reported by different NGOs (Adolfo Acosta)
. What steps have been taken to eradicate torture? How many officers have been punished for such a crime? This and some other questions will have to be answered by the Venezuelan authorities next November 6-7 before the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT), which will assess the actions taken to prevent such violation of human rights.
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Venezuelan gov't launches plan against dengue, chikungunya
HEALTH Venezuelan Minister of Health Nancy Pérez launched on Sunday a nationwide plan to fight dengue fever and chikungunya. The plan is called "The people on the streets against dengue and chikungunya."
Anti-dengue and chikungunya plan visits 180,000 homes in Caracas
HEALTH The Libertador Mayor's Office in Caracas, Venezuela's capital, expects to visit over 180,000 homes by December in the context of mosquito abatement and fumigation plans to fight dengue and chikungunya viruses. The plan also includes raising awareness of and education about the diseases among the communities.
Experts link Chikungunya with recent deaths in Venezuela
HEALTH CARE Representatives from the Venezuelan Medical Society have claimed that the recent deaths of unknown causes, and reported in the country were "strictly associated with the recent outbreak of chikungunya virus currently on the rise nationwide."