In the eighth episode of The Venezuela Briefing podcast, hosts Geoff Ramsey and Kristen Martinez-Gugerli interview Venezuelan attorney and human rights defender Beatriz Borges about the latest in Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis and civil society efforts around upcoming regional elections. Beatriz Borges, Director of the Center for Justice and Peace (CEPAZ) provides details on recent developments in Venezuela’s national COVID-19 vaccination effort, access to vaccines through COVAX, and the implications of a March agreement reached with the UN World Food Programme. Borges also discusses recent efforts by Foro Civico to demand minimum electoral conditions and encourage voter participation in upcoming regional and municipal elections in Venezuela.

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