Robert Carmona-Borjas is a Venezuelan lawyer, academic and writer. He is on the faculty of American University in Washington DC and has taught at George Washington University. He is known for addressing the issue of governability, the defense of human rights, democracy and the fight against corruption. As well as publishing several books, he is a columnist for several newspapers including El Nuevo Herald (Miami), El Heraldo (Honduras), El Universal (Venezuela), La Prensa (Nicaragua), Tiempo Latino (Washington) and the TV network Globovision (Venezuela). After the April 2002 events, in which Carmona-Borjas claims that he acted to draft the decree that reinstated the powers of the state illegally dissolved by Pedro Carmona Estanga, Carmona-Borjas sought political asylum in the United States. He founded the anti-corruption NGO Arcadia Foundation together with Ugandan human rights activist Betty Bigombe.
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