Social Conflict in Venezuela in the first semester of 2014
The Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict (OVCS for its initials in Spanish) recorded, at least, 6369 protests in the first semester of 2014; that is, an average of 35 protests per day throughout the Venezuelan territory.
On the basis of the protests monitored by ConflictoVe in the first six months of 2014, this semester had the highest number of protests in the last 10 years in Venezuela, a number that exceeds those that usually occur within a full year. We have recorded, at least, 4682 protests more than the first semester of 2013, when they amounted to 1687, thus representing an increase of 278%.
In six month more protests than in one single year
The data collected during the first semester reveals an increase of the pacific protest in Venezuela. During this term protests amounted to a number far higher than the total of protests documented in one year with high conflictivity, taking 2012, the year with more protests in the last decade (5483 protests), as baseline.