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When parliamentary elections do happen in Venezuela, they’ll occur in the context of an economic crisis that has weakened President Maduro and provided the opposition with momentum. In this edition of CONTEXT, Luis Vicente León provides insight into the nature of the problems and assesses the political fallout from the crisis in anticipation of the vote.

Luis Vicente León is an economist who serves as President of Datanálisis.  He is a professor at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello and the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración. Additionally, he is a columnist for El Universal, Panorama, The Informer, The Time, The Carabobeño and Prodavinci.


Luis Vicente León

Luis Vicente León

President, Datanálisis
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