Arysbell Arismendi

Arysbell Arismendi is a Venezuelan journalist who graduated from the Central University of Venezuela in 2012. She has worked as a political and economic reporter in local digital media. Currently, she coordinates a project of open data for the Press and Society Institute of Venezuela. She also provides data journalism workshops in partnership with the School of Data and writes for the Bertelsmann Stiftung's BTI Blog. Arismendi is also studying for a Master’s degree in Communication for Development at the Andres Bello Catholic University in Caracas.

The Battle for Venezuela is Heating Up

September 13, 2016

National surveys show the economic crisis and food shortages have taken their toll on the quality of life for Venezuelans. In Venezuela, more than half a million people marched on September 1 to protest against the government, calling on the electoral authority to approve a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro....

Maduro’s Time is Running Out in Venezuela

March 04, 2016

Faced with electoral setback and rising popular discontent, the Venezuelan president just announced a number of economic reforms. In Venezuela’s most recent parliamentary elections on December 6, 2015, Chavismo experienced its first political setback since coming to power 17 years ago. The Venezuelan opposition won 112 of the 169 seats...