Daniela Alzuru

Born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Miami, Florida, Daniela is currently finishing her Master's in Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago. Before graduate school, she worked for two years in Bogota, Colombia as a high school teacher. Her research interests include political development and security studies throughout Latin America, particularly in the Andean region.

The Chavez Administration and the Demise of Citizen Security in Venezuela

October 19, 2012

Since taking office in 1998, Chavez has ignored the dramatic rise in violent crime, making security a private good in the socialist republic. In Caracas, Venezuela’s residential neighborhood of Bello Monte, journalists from multiple publications can be found every morning having coffee at the city’s only morgue. In this way,...

The Chavez Administration and the Demise of Citizen Security in Venezuela

September 14, 2012

How in times of drastically increasing violence in Venezuela citizen security has become a private good.  In Caracas, Venezuela’s residential neighborhood of Bello Monte, journalists from multiple publications can be found every morning having coffee at the city’s only morgue. In this way, homicide figures are gathered for the city....