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Ongoing Crisis in Venezuela: Political and Economic Dimensions

Date & Time

Oct. 6, 2016
9:00am – 11:00am

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Ongoing Crisis in Venezuela: Political and Economic Dimensions

Last week, Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) announced new restrictions that postpone a referendum on the rule of President Nicolás Maduro and impose new conditions that impede efforts by the political opposition to obtain the required number of signatures. Meanwhile, the economy continues to unravel, with the scarcity of food and other basic goods exacting a growing toll on Venezuelan citizens. Venezuela is also increasingly isolated regionally, with neighboring governments in particular expressing concern about the country’s political and economic stability.

At the event, we discussed current conditions in Venezuela, scenarios for the future, and options for the international community with:

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Header Photo Credit: Carlos Díaz / Wikimedia Commons


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