Event Tomorrow: One Year After Chávez: Venezuela, Chavismo, and Democracy
On Thursday, February 27, Venezuela Politics and Human Rights Blog Moderator David Smilde will discuss the current situation in Venezuela in the context of the one-year anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s death.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Washington Office on Latin America
1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20009
To view the event via livestream, click the video below
March 5 will mark the first anniversary of the death of Hugo Chávez, who succumbed to cancer after 14 years as president of Venezuela. Nicolás Maduro, Chávez’s hand-picked successor, won office in a contested election in April 2013. President Maduro received a boost from the strong showing of the government’s candidates in the December 2013 regional elections. But Maduro now faces significant street mobilization against his government. After nearly a year in power, how is Maduro managing the considerable challenges facing the country, including economic woes and violent crime, as well as recent street protests? After their setback in the December elections, what are the strategies and prospects of the political opposition? What does the continuing polarization of the country’s politics mean for ordinary Venezuelans? Please join David Smilde and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) for a timely and in-depth discussion of Venezuela after Chávez.