Updated Map of Social Unrest


As promised, we’ve kept updating the interactive map of lynchings, and have now added incidents of looting. This map isn’t meant to be exhaustive, since we only include events that have been verified and reported by media outlets. We have not included protests or demonstrations. The news report that accompanies each incident is linked to the georeferenced spot on the map.

Since our last post, at least three new lynchings have been reported so far this month, on April 16 in San Francisco municipality, Maracaibo, on April 25 in San Blas, Petare and on April 26, in Altamira.

The first two cases are related to personal motives as opposed to collective anger. The third case is worrying because it shows how criminals are taking advantage of the confusion to accuse victims or bystanders for their crimes before running away. The angered mob isn’t interested in verifying anything and simply attacks. In this case at least, the young victim was saved by a man who confirmed that he wasn’t robbing anybody.

We’re also adding cases of widespread looting and vandalism in Maracaibo in the last three days, after serious power outages have left the city partly in the dark. The Army has deployed nearly 2,000 men with the stated purpose of patrolling the city for any disturbance.

Although the Capital and nearby cities are excluded from the electrical rationing plan, there have been some looting attempts in Greater Caracas in these last two days.

We’ll continue to update the map as events unfold. Do let us know which ones we’re missing.

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  1. “Authorities deployed

    Public order and securuty secretary, Biagio Parisi, confirmed that a bakery and a furniture shop from the zulian capitol were attacked too

    Pariso acknowledged that there are many motives to protest and didn’t deny the comunity’s right to express themselves, although he warned that: “As soon as we notice that the protests become something political, we’ll use full force against the demonstrations”. ”

    Moai-faced bastard, they’ll allow lootings and lynchings, ONLY AS NO ONE DARES TO SAY ANYTHING AGAINST MADURO, in that case I imagine they’ll go into full 2014 mode, looking to achieve the highest count of headshots.

    “Autoridades desplegadas

    El secretario de seguridad y orden público, Biagio Parisi, confirmó que una panadería y una mueblería de la capital zuliana también fueron atacadas.

    Parisi reconoció que existen muchos motivos para protestar y no negó el derecho de la comunidad de expresarse, sin embargo advirtió: “En lo que veamos que las protestas se conviertan en algo político, usaremos la fuerza contra la manifestación”.”

    El bastardo cara de moai, permitirán los saqueos y linchamientos, SIEMPRE Y CUANDO NADIE SE ATREVA A DECIR NADA CONTRA MADURO, caso en el cual imagino que irán en modo full 2014, buscando lograr la mayor cantidad de tiros a las cabezas.


  2. “The Army has deployed nearly 2,000 officers with the stated purpose of patrolling the city for any disturbance.”

    Only officers? No enlisted men? That would be weird.

  3. “Acerca de la recolección de firmas para activar el Referéndum Revocatorio -que inició este miércoles- el cantante invitó a los venezolanos a firmar masivamente para no llevar las 200 mil necesarias sino “10 millones por si les queda duda al CNE”. Finalizó el integrante del exitoso dúo.”


    I guess Nacho is still a bit irritated about being held up in Maiquetia and being made late for the concert.

  4. Venezuela is 17 days away from complete Electricity shutdown if it doesn’t rain on the Guri basin.
    Forget the Referendum to oust Maduro, that is too slow and out of touch with the dire realities
    Without electricity nothing can be done and the whole country collapse, Maduro and Co. would flee the country to Cuba.
    What comes after is all in the hands of the Military.

  5. I don’t know if this can be done or not but it would be nice to have this information (and if possible the last years’ as well) in an excell sheet which would enable further analysis.

    • Great idea! I was actually thinking of other ways to present the information, but I’ll do them later on. The sad part about this map is that it’s not going to get any smaller. But it’s also an opportunity to explore information that has been neglected by the government for too long. I wish I could be more exhaustive, though.

      The Google Spreadsheet you propose is a nice start. Thank you.

      • Yes exactly! I completely agree with you that this is the kind of information that is very useful for further analysis that has been completely ignored by the government (not that I would trust their data anyway).

        You can be really specific about the data and split it, which I’m sure you’re already doing, by location, time etc etc. That would lead to excellent analysis in the future, I’m thinking of econometric analysis, even though it will definitely require a LOT of work. Great work! Love to see that this kind of research is being done in Venezuela.


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