Monday, February 25, 2019

  10:45 – 11:15 a.m. (EST) 

Tensions in Venezuela and along its borders skyrocketed over the weekend. On Saturday, in response to the Maduro regime’s refusal to address the raging humanitarian crisis, Interim President Juan Guaidó led thousands of Venezuelan volunteers to the Colombian border to help bring international aid into the country. The Venezuelan military (156 of which recognized Guaidó as Commander-in-Chief) largely prevented aid from coming into the country on orders from the Maduro regime. Saturday’s events were a critical turning point, with Lima Group leaders convening in Bogota this morning.


Join the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center for an exclusive rapid reaction discussion on the weekend’s developments and next steps with opposition leader José Manuel Olivares, Representative of the State of Vargas in the Venezuelan National Assembly. Olivares, joining from Colombia, is a key player in coordinating the delivery of assistance. The discussion will be held in Spanish.


José Manuel Olivares

 Representative, State of Vargas

National Assembly of Venezuela

Jason Marczak

Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council

Diego Area

Associate Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council

There are three (3) ways to join the call 

Monday, February 25 at 10:45 am:

This call will be held using the app Zoom. The conversation will be held in Spanish. There are three (3) ways to join the call:

·        Option 1: DOWNLOAD the “Zoom” app on your phone. Click “join a meeting.” Enter the Meeting ID: 263 836 049, and your name and affiliation.

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