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Venezuela 

While Venezuela is legally a multiparty, constitutional republic, the authoritarian regime usurped control over all branches of government: executive, judicial, legislative, the offices of the prosecutor general and ombudsman, and the electoral institutions. In December 2020 the regime organized parliamentary elections that were rigged in favor of the regime, and approximately 60 countries and international bodies publicly declared the elections were neither free nor fair. The regime took no effective action to identify, investigate, prosecute, or punish officials who committed human rights abuses or corruption.

The overall score indicates that severe violations of human rights happen in this country. Compliance with human rights standards cannot be assumed. Very high caution should be exercised. Relevant risks for the tourism sector are, e.g.:
  • Trafficking in persons, incl. forced labor
  • Threat of violence against indigenous persons and LGBTQI+ persons
  • Worst forms of child labor
  • Lack of investigation of and accountability for gender-based violence
30/100
4
0,691
0,693
4,3
57,89
Tier 3
0,26
91,6
14
46,4
14
51