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Pathways Out of the Crisis: Views from Venezuelan Civil Society

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.

Date & Time

Sep. 12, 2019
9:30am – 11:30am

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Pathways Out of the Crisis: Views from Venezuelan Civil Society

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

Speakers

Feliciano Reyna
President
Acción Solidaria

Luz Mely Reyes
Editor
Efecto Cocuyo

Marino Alvarado
Coordinator
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

Moderator

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

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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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