Stories from inside Venezuela from The Rebel.
The people of Venezuela are rising up against their brutal dictator, Nicolas Maduro. Most of the world’s democracies have recognized Juan Guaido as the legitimately elected president of Venezuela; dictatorships like Cuba, China and Iran back Maduro, and for years Cuban soldiers have helped suppress democracy protests. But this time it seems different.
We at The Rebel looked into sending one of our reporters, but the security situation was just too difficult for us to overcome. But then we saw that Annika Rothstein — a journalist and commentator from Sweden who has written for us before — had made her way to Caracas and was there, in a bulletproof vest!
We contacted her by Twitter, asked if she’d do videos for us, and we offered to crowdfund pay for her travel and other costs. She accepted — and we’ll be updating this site with her exclusive on-the-scene reports from the streets, as they come in.