Hugo Pérez Hernáiz

Hugo Pérez Hernáiz

Hugo Pérez Hernáiz is a Venezuelan sociologist and translator. He has taught at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello.

Venezuela’s Higher Education Crisis Worsens

This fall, alarms have been going off about the high number of students dropping out of universities around the country.  The economic crisis and the policies of the Venezuelan government have forced both university students and professors to either search for jobs...

Is Venezuela’s Dialogue Dead?

Since early November, when we last covered the dialogue between government and opposition, the Vatican-sponsored initiative has been all but suspended among mutual accusations that the agreements reached at the first round of meetings have not been honored. The next...

Venezuelans React to Trump Election

Venezuelan political leaders and analysts reacted quickly to the United States’ election results. Both government and opposition cautiously congratulated the winner Donald Trump in official press releases. In unofficial declarations government leaders were critical of...

Venezuela Program

Geoff Ramsey

Geoff Ramsey

Director for Venezuela @GRamsey_LatAm

David Smilde

David Smilde

WOLA Senior Fellow and the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations at Tulane University


Kristen Martinez-Gugerli

Venezuela Program Associate