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Pathways Out of the Crisis: Views from Venezuelan Civil Society

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As the political, economic, and social crisis in Venezuela deepens, civil society organizations are playing a vital role in resisting authoritarianism and defending fundamental rights. As Venezuela’s opposition engages in negotiations to achieve a transition, Venezuelan civil society is also advancing meaningful proposals for a democratic, peaceful solution that reflect urgent human rights and humanitarian needs on the ground.

Please join us for a discussion of the latest in the country’s crisis, and of the role of the United States and the international community in supporting a peaceful return to democracy.

Spanish to English translation will be provided. 


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Cynthia Arnson
Director, Latin American Program
Wilson Center

David Smilde
Senior Fellow
Washington Office on Latin America


Feliciano Reyna
Acción Solidaria

Luz Mely Reyes
Efecto Cocuyo

Marino Alvarado
Venezuelan Program of Action Education in Human Rights (PROVEA)

Beatriz Borges
Executive Director
Justice and Peace Center (CEPAZ)

Alfredo Romero
Executive Director, Foro Penal Venezolano
Lowenthal Fellow, Wilson Center


Pedro Abramovay
Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
Open Society Foundations