Half the Judges in Venezuela are Linked to the Ruling Party

FIJ grantee Joseph Poliszuk of, an online publication in Venezuela, finished a three-year investigation on the independence of judges in Venezuela. He and his partners at created a website that tracks 6,000 judges throughout the country, finding evidence that 50 percent of the justices in the country were selected for those positions because of political ties to the Maduro government.  Poliszuk and his colleagues at are now living in exile in Colombia after facing legal problems in Venezuela because of their journalism work. English versions of some of the stories are here.