Today, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) is publishing the second episode of The Venezuela Briefing, a new WOLA podcast that explores various aspects of Venezuela’s political, humanitarian, and migratory crises. In episode 2, hosts Kristen Martinez-Gugerli and Geoff Ramsey interview María Inés Pacceca of la Comisión Argentina para los Refugiados y Migrantes (CAREF) and Rachel Schmidtke of Refugees International to discuss the Venezuelan displacement crisis and the regional response to date.
María Inés Pacceca leads the research team at CAREF, and recently contributed to a report published by CAREF and Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS) entitled Mazes of Documents, which assesses South American countries’ responses to Venezuelan migrants. Rachel Schmidtke is the Advocate for Latin America at Refugees International. Tune in for an engaging discussion between experts on the current situation for Venezuelan migrants, the varied responses by different countries throughout the region, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the rights of migrants and refugees. Subscribe to The Venezuela Briefing wherever you get your podcasts to receive new episodes directly to your feed as soon as they come out.