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Venezuela Attempts to Recover from Major Flood; Rights Violations Charged

LADB Article ID: 54014
Category/Department: Venezuela
Date: 2000-01-28
By: LADB Staff

The government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has pledged to investigate charges of human rights abuses by security forces during the catastrophic December floods that wracked the country. Meanwhile, efforts continue to relocate families who lost their homes and possessions. The floods, possibly Latin America's worst natural disaster in 50 years, devastated Venezuela, and the tragedy will take years to overcome.

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