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Democracy Imperiled: Venezuela and the Collapse of Democratic Institutions

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Mar. 22, 2017
3:00pm – 5:00pm


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Democracy Imperiled: Venezuela and the Collapse of Democratic Institutions

Amidst Venezuela's burgeoning economic and humanitarian crisis is continuing evidence of the erosion of the country's democratic institutions, processes, and norms. The independence of the judciary and electoral institutions has been undermined and the opposition-led National Assembly has been completely sidelined as the executive branch continues to concentrate power.

In these circumstances, what is the path forward to resolution of the deep and multiple crisises afflicting the country? Please join us for a panel of Venezuelan and U.S. experts to discuss current developments in Venezuela and options for a domestic and international response.

The Venezuelan experts are in Washington, D.C. for an audience with the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (OAS).

Photo Credit: Jonathan Alvarez C / Wikimedia Commons

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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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