For over ten years, Venezuela has been engulfed in a political and economic crisis which has impoverished millions in the oil-rich country and brought authoritarianism to one of Latin America’s oldest democracies. Caught in a global geopolitical competition amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and with upcoming elections in December of this year, the stakes for Venezuela’s future are high.
To explain how the chaos in Venezuela began and which factors may determine its future, joining us today on the podcast will be Moises Rendon.
Moises Rendon is director of the Future of Venezuela Initiative and a fellow in the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he provides analysis on a range of public policy issues in Latin America. Prior to CSIS, he worked as a legal analyst with Banco Occidental de Descuento, a prominent commercial bank in Venezuela. Mr. Rendon holds an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, with a concentration in international business and economic law, and a bachelor of laws (J.D. equivalent) from Andres Bello Catholic University (UCAB) in Caracas. We hope you enjoy this episode of the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs!
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