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U.S.-Venezuela Relations and the Path to a Democratic Transition: Cynthia Arnson Testifies before Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cynthia Arnson, director of the Wilson Center's Latin American Program, testified on U.S.-Venezuela relations before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues. The session was chaired by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and included other panelists: USAID Administrator Mark Green, Special Representative for Venezuela The Honorable Elliott Abrams, and Vice President for the Council of the Americas Eric Farnsworth.

Pressure Mounting in Venezuela: Can Maduro Survive?

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we discuss the continuing political, economic, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela with Cynthia Arnson, director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program.  Are Nicolás Maduro’s domestic and foreign allies beginning to waver in their support and how could the politicization of humanitarian aid affect the Venezuelan population?

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Escalating Tensions in Venezuela

Benjamin Gedan discusses the latest news in U.S. relations with Venezuela with Ali Velshi on MSNBC.

The Abraham F. Lowenthal Fellowship

Given the recent lapse in federal funding and subsequent government shutdown, we are anticipating a delay with the fellowship selection process. 

 

Food, Technology, and Authoritarianism in Venezuela’s Elections

In spite of an all-encompassing economic and humanitarian crisis, Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro is likely to emerge victorious in the upcoming May 2018 presidential elections, consolidating a fully authoritarian regime.

Development Banks and Sustainable Development in the Tropical Andes

Over the past ten years, international development banks--the Development Bank of Latin America, Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, and increasingly Chinese policy banks--have rapidly mobilized to fund new infrastructure projects in the Andean Amazon, a biodiversity hotspot that is home to sensitive watersheds as well as threatened indigenous communities.

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