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.
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.”
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.
In fall of 2020, the Trump administration doubled down on its “maximum pressure” campaign towards Venezuela, ending exceptions in U.S. sanctions that allow the state oil company to trade crude oil in exchange for diesel fuel.
What type of democracy do we want in Venezuela? Have we reached a consensus about the institutional model that would allow us to coexist in peace and stability? What relationship is there between this possible democracy and the rentier model?