In this piece for World Politics Review, WOLA Senior Fellow David Smilde and scholar Dimitris Pantoulas assess the potential for Venezuela’s political and economic crisis to impact Colombia’s peace process. As they note, Venezuela’s government played a key role in facilitating Colombia’s dialogue with FARC guerrillas, and is posed to do so again with the smaller ELN. If Venezuela’s economic woes and political turbulence continue to worsen, or if a change of government occurs, it could significantly alter Venezuela’s future role in supporting talks with Colombian rebels.
Q&A: What Does López’s Release Mean for Venezuela?
July 20, 2017
Director for Venezuela @GRamsey_LatAm
WOLA Senior Fellow and the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations at Tulane University@dsmilde
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