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Mon, Dec 7, 2020

FAST THINKING: The next stage of Venezuela’s power struggle

The Trump administration recognized opposition figure Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president and mobilized nations around the world to do the same. But Nicolás Maduro is still in power—and perhaps even more entrenched after winning control this weekend of the National Assembly in an election boycotted by Guaidó and his allies. What does the election mean for the opposition’s future?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Elections Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Latin America

Given its proximity to the United States, an economically vibrant and healthy Latin America is in the interest of the next US administration. Now, more than ever, it is important for the United States to lean in on Latin America as a strategic partner and continue growing its existing economic, social, and political ties for mutual benefit.

Elections 2020 by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

The Maduro Regime’s Illicit Activities: A Threat to Democracy in Venezuela and Security in Latin America

Introduction By Diego Area and Domingo Sadurní Two months after the internationally recognized interim government marked its first year, Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis, the worst ever in the Western Hemisphere’s modern history, entered a new phase. The coronavirus pandemic, which has rattled even the most developed nations, is further straining a crippled health system already unable […]

Issue Brief by Douglas Farah

Conflict Corruption

Diego Area is an associate director in the Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center where he leads the Venezuelan portfolio. He joined the Council in December 2018, previously working as a researcher at the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University. Before being forced to leave Venezuela, Diego was director of social development in the municipality of Sucre where he oversaw a team of 300 employees. Additionally, he served as campaign manager in the 2015 parliamentary elections in the State of Miranda in Venezuela, holding a similar role in more than ten electoral and advocacy campaigns. Diego is a graduate candidate in political management at the George Washington University and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Universidad Central de Venezuela.