The November 21 gubernatorial and municipal elections in Venezuela will take place with hundreds of political detainees still in jail and with opposition candidates having only limited access to media and other resources critical for a fully free and fair election. The elections also come following Maduro’s suspension of the Mexico City-based negotiations.

What are the current electoral conditions in Venezuela? How should the international community respond to the elections and what are the implications of that response? What are the main risks and opportunities for Venezuelan democratic forces around the regional elections? How do these elections fit into a larger regional pattern following the Nicaragua election?  

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Tuesday, November 16, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET) / 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Caracas) for a conversation with members of Venezuelan civil society and the international community that will provide a pre-election analysis ahead of Sunday’s vote.

This event will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation. Translation will only be available for Zoom attendees.


Kevin O’Reilly
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau for Western Hemisphere Affairs,
US Department of State

Louis-Pierre Emond
Director, Venezuela Task Force
Global Affairs Canada

Mariela Ramírez
Spokeswoman, National Civic Forum (Foro Cívico); Founding Member, Dale Letra

Deyalitza Aray
Representative, Carabobo State,
Venezuela National Assembly

Eugenio Martínez
Journalist and Political Analyst
El Diario and HispanoPost

*More speakers to be announced


Diego Area
Deputy Director, Strategic Development, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

Domingo Sadurní
Assistant Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.