Venezuela: Humanitarian Crisis and Perspectives for Change

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Venezuela has experienced intense turmoil as a result of the Bolivarian Revolution in the past two decades. However, its situation has deteriorated in the past two years: hyperinflation, food scarcity, generalized protests and violence, and authoritarian rule have triggered a humanitarian crisis and a massive exodus destabilizing neighboring countries in the region. We propose a conference at the Kellogg Institute and the Keough School of Global Affairs that will pursue two objectives. First, it will facilitate an updated discussion and the production of knowledge about the Venezuelan case among democracy scholars and country experts. Second, it will raise awareness of the current humanitarian crisis among general audiences at Notre Dame, in order to promote solidarity with Venezuela’s “forced migration” and facilitate a democratic outcome for the country.

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