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RSVP | Venezuela Conversa: Post-Pandemic Recovery and Sustainable Development

Venezuela is suffering a severe and prolonged economic crisis. Processes such as the destruction of the production infrastructure, the weakening of the national oil industry, hyperinflation, currency devaluation, and de facto dollarization are all part of the experience of the Venezuelan population, which suffers every day from the onslaught of the economic collapse.

Report Launch: Defending Human Rights in Venezuela

On Wednesday, April 7 at 12:00 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. in Bogota), Dejusticia (Colombia) and WOLA will be hosting an event to commemorate the launch of a new report entitled “Defending Human Rights in Venezuela: Challenges Facing Civil Society in Confronting the Closure of Democratic Spaces.”

Venezuela Conversa: Construction of a New Social Pact

What should be the basis of a new process of understanding in Venezuela? Is It possible to build a common language for shared values? Join WOLA and citizen movement Dale Letra for the 5th in the Venezuela Conversa event series on Wednesday, March 24 at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

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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