Venezuelan Protests; Cyber Terrorism

Apr 1, 2014

Venezuelan protesters in Cologne.
Credit Jakob / Creative Commons

Speaking before the U.S. Senate last week, Republican Senator Marco Rubio continued to push for sanctions against Venezuela, where violent protests over inflation, criminal violence, and food shortages have claimed 39 lives since January.

So far, the Obama administration has been hesitant to impose sanctions -- concerned about any repercussions they might have on Venezuela’s already-fragile economy. Still, some believe they may be the best answer to the country’s growing unrest and rising death tolls.

This hour, we have an in-depth discussion about the situation in Venezuela. And later, we take a look at how cyber terrorism has become a growing threat to international security.


  • Leonor Falcon - Native of Venezuela  
  • Juan Mejia - Spokesperson for Carlos Vecchio, Co-Founder of "Voluntad Popular" and Yale World Fellow 
  • Lawrence Husick​ - Co-Chairman of the Center for the Study of Terrorism at the Foreign Policy Research Institute