Daniel Wilkinson

Daniel Wilkinson is Managing Director for the Americas at Human Rights Watch.

  • The Real Threat to Venezuela's Democracy

    April 9, 2014

    The steps taken by Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro to respond to widespread protests show that the deficiencies of Venezuelan democracy are all too real.

  • A Deceptive Amnesty in Cuba

    July 9, 2010

    The Cuban government has announced it will release fifty-two political prisoners who have been locked up since 2003. The announcement is certainly good news for the prisoners and their families, who have been through a very difficult seven-year ordeal. But we’ve seen such negotiated releases before.

  • Can the Internet Bring Change to Cuba?

    July 6, 2010

    For decades, the Castro government has been very effective in repressing dissent in Cuba by, among other things, preventing its critics from publishing or broadcasting their views on the island. Yet in recent years the blogosphere has created an outlet for a new kind of political criticism that is harder to control. Can it make a difference?