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PeaceGame Venezuela: Pathways to Peace

A year after Juan Guaidó took the presidential oath, nearly sixty countries now recognize the interim government as the legitimate representative of the Venezuelan people. Still, the Maduro regime remains in power, further threatening the country and the world every day. As Venezuela becomes increasingly engulfed in internal strife, the international community must prepare for the most dire scenarios. What would be the reverberations of complete state collapse? How might various stakeholders— from Venezuelan actors to regional neighbors to Russia or armed groups—respond?

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Atlantic Council launches Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

The nonpartisan Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council’s twelve inaugural members include a number of global leaders from the United States and the region. These include a former president and member of the US Congress, cabinet-level officials, a former governor, business leaders, and innovators from the arts.

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Adrienne Arsht

Executive Vice Chair; Founder, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Gerardo Mato

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Carlos Gutierrez

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Carlos Vives

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Al Cardenas

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Mauricio Cárdenas

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Ed Royce

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Erika Ender

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Laura Chinchilla

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Ildefonso Guajardo

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Terry McAuliffe

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Luís Pérez Companc

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Infographic: Maduro’s Venezuela

Infographic by Atlantic Council

Venezuela

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

A year in, the United States still stands behind Venezuela’s interim government

As the interim government of Venezuela continues to fight for freedom and democracy against the regime of Nicolás Maduro, the United States is “unwavering in [its] commitment” to helping Interim President Juan Guaidó and the National Assembly, US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green said on January 23.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Democratic Transitions Human Rights
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Tue, Jan 21, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: January 21, 2020

On January 11, Juan Guaidó, president of the National Assembly who is recognized by more than 50 countries as interim president of Venezuela, announced his intention to appoint a presidential commission to oversee the restructuring of the Maduro regime-backed broadcaster Telesur. The announcement started the debate about the future of the media outlet. The regime mounted a significant response on social and traditional media, including on Telesur itself.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

PeaceGame Venezuela: Pathways to Peace

A year after Juan Guaidó took the presidential oath, nearly sixty countries now recognize the interim government as the legitimate representative of the Venezuelan people. Still, the Maduro regime remains in power, further threatening the country and the world every day. As Venezuela becomes increasingly engulfed in internal strife, the international community must prepare for the most dire scenarios. What would be the reverberations of complete state collapse? How might various stakeholders— from Venezuelan actors to regional neighbors to Russia or armed groups—respond?

In-Depth Research & Reports by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Stemming Maduro’s Illicit Activities: What’s Next After the Jan. 5 Elections?

Beyond hyperinflation and human rights abuses, the Maduro regime has diversified its criminal portfolio and profited from a host of illicit activities, from drug smuggling to illegal mining.

Event Recap by Pablo Reynoso

Corruption Crisis Management
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Tue, Jan 14, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: January 14, 2020

Twitter suspended dozens of accounts connected to the Maduro regime on January 7, 2020, including the official accounts of the Ministerio del Poder Popular de Petróleo (the Ministry of People’s Power for Petroleum), the Minister of the Interior, the Central Bank of Venezuela, and the Bolivarian Army of Venezuela.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

China’s support for the Maduro regime: Enduring or fleeting?

As Venezuela’s biggest creditor, China is carrying the burden of Venezuela’s economic collapse. The PRC has become increasingly aware of this unsustainable situation, and, behind closed doors, has been in communications with the interim government. Back in February, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that China is open to working with a different government to ensure payment for the loans-for-oil deals. Strictly speaking, China’s relationship with the South American country is transactional, not ideological.

New Atlanticist by Cristina Guevara

China International Markets
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Tue, Jan 7, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: January 7, 2020

As Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó waged a political battle for Venezuela, they spent 2019 going head to head on social media as well. Social media is an important battlefield in Venezuela and one of the areas the regime prioritizes in order to control the country. The DFRLab analyzed their social presence on Facebook and Twitter from January to December 2019 and concluded that, even though Maduro has more followers and page likes, Guaidó garners more engagement with his posts.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Mon, Jan 6, 2020

Shaping the global future together: the Council’s “Top fifteen hits” of 2019

We look back at the Atlantic Council's top work of 2019 galvanizing US leadership alongside partners and allies to tackle the most pressing challenges confronting our nation and our world.

New Atlanticist by Frederick Kempe

Africa Americas

Mon, Dec 23, 2019

Spotlight: 10 Questions for 2020

Looking ahead at the year 2020 in Latin America, here are our predictions for the top 10 questions facing the region. What's your take?

Issue Brief by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Economy & Business Latin America

Events

Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Maduro’s ties to terrorism: Exposing the regime’s criminal network

How have ties to terrorism benefited the Maduro regime? How can the international community offer strategies to prevent and combat the threat of international terrorism and organized crime more effectively?

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