With the Interim Government and the Unitary Platform at yet another crossroads ahead of January 5, 2022, the path ahead for democratic forces in Venezuela appears more uncertain than ever. Against a backdrop of inter-party fractures, the November 21 regional elections, and the stalled negotiations in Mexico, 2022 can be a year for incorporating new, diverse voices into Venezuela’s pro-democracy forces. An opportunity also exists for exploring different paths to put Venezuela on the road toward institutional rebuilding and democratic restoration.

How can Venezuela’s opposition overcome internal fissures to regain the path toward democratic restoration? What will be the role of the United States and Europe in providing sustained support for democratic forces in Venezuela post-January 5? How can the international community support new strategies for a return to the Mexico City negotiations and beyond?

Join us on Wednesday, January 5th from 9:00 – 10:00 am ET for a public, virtual discussion with government officials from the United States, Europe, and emerging leaders in Venezuela. The discussion will center on present and future strategies to address Venezuela’s political stalemate and the role of the international community in supporting democratic efforts.

Keynote Conversation

Kevin O’Reilly
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

US Department of State


Evelyn Pinto
Director, National Youth
Acción Democratica

Roberto Patiño
Co-founder, Caracas MiConvive;
Fellow, Millennial Leadership Program,
Atlantic Council

Fabiana Santamaria
Member, Legislative Council
Mérida State

*Additional 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.