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Wilson Smart Take: Biden Eases Sanctions on Nicolas Maduro

May 18, 2022

Benjamin Gedan, Acting Director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, talks about Biden’s new approach to try and bring democracy to Venezuela, the challenges he faces at home, and whether or not Nicolas Maduro will engage with the opposition



Benjamin Gedan

Benjamin Gedan

Director, Latin America Program, Wilson Center
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The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America 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 policy 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