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Voices from Venezuela: Understanding the crisis

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Miami, June 29, 2017—Venezuela faces a profound humanitarian crisis. Public protests have escalated over recent months as international human rights organizations condemn widespread government crackdown on political opponents and violations to freedom of speech. The spillover risks of a large-scale humanitarian crisis are an increasing regional concern.


Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables

180 Aragon Avenue

Miami, FL



July 13, 2017

Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

Conference: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Join Americas Society/Council of the Americas on Thursday, July 13 for an important forum with Venezuelan civil society leaders who will provide a domestic perspective to better understand the ongoing crisis and the humanitarian situation on the ground. This program will be conducted in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English. Prior registration is required.


Confirmed Speakers:

Marianela Balbi, Executive Director, IPYS @NelaBalbi

Nathan Crooks, Venezuela Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News @nmcrooks

Mercedes de Freitas, Director, Transparencia Venezuela @soymerchy

José Domingo Mujica, National Coordinator, Red de Observación Electoral de la Asamblea de Educación

Juan Manuel Raffalli Arismendi, Professor, UCAB, UMA, and IESA @juanraffalli

Susana Raffalli, Humanitarian Expert, Advisor to Caritas de Venezuela @susanaraffalli

Raúl Stolk, Lawyer/Writer – Chairman, Caracas Chronicles @raulstolk

Rafael Uzcátegui, General Manager, Provea @fanzinero

This event will be webcast live.

Follow the conversation: #vzASCOA | @ASCOA

Americas Society is the premier organization dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Established by David Rockefeller in 1965, our mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

Council of the Americas is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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