A webcast on what Venezuelans are doing to restore their democracy.
On January 10, 2019, Nicolás Maduro illegally assumed the presidency of Venezuela despite a lack of free and fair elections. Under Maduro, the democratic institutions underpinning what had once been South America's most prosperous state have all but been eroded. Those who oppose him have been arbitrarily jailed or barred from the political process, while access to food and medicine has been leveraged as a tool for social control. But hope is not lost. Join us as we discuss what Venezuelans are doing to restore their democracy, how the United States is helping, and what might come next.
Watch the full conversation below:
Carrie Filipetti, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cuba and Venezuela, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Carrie Filipetti is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cuba and Venezuela in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Prior to this position, Carrie served as a Senior Policy Advisor for the United States Mission to the United Nations (USUN), where she advised U.S. Ambassador Nikki R. Haley on issues related to counterterrorism, the Middle East, and the Western Hemisphere. Read more.
Dr. Katja Newman, President, KSN Consulting
Katja Newman is a Pacific Council member and a professor at Loyola Marymount University. Read more.