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#RedDeApoyo: Promoting Women’s Participation and Leadership in Venezuela’s Peacebuilding Efforts

While the year 2020 had catastrophic impacts on Venezuelan society and economy, it also created the momentum necessary for the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center (AALAC) to organize a local and international women’s network – Red de Apoyo – consisting of 50 then-National Assembly representatives from seven political parties, 11 then-ambassadors appointed by the interim government, and over a dozen civil society organizations (CSO), to intensify efforts for a negotiated solution to the political crisis. In the months and years to come, AALAC will continue to lead a coordinated, multipronged campaign to promote women’s influence and decision-making power over Venezuela’s peacebuilding efforts.

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Meet the Atlantic Council’s 2020 Venezuela Congressional Fellows

The Venezuela Congressional Fellowship program aims to establish a non-partisan conversation among US Congressional staff on Venezuela’s multi-dimensional crisis. The program seeks to foster long-term engagement on Venezuelan issues and encourage relevant stakeholders to evaluate the impact of US foreign policy and of the international community toward Venezuela.

Past events on Venezuela



Blog Post

Sep 15, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing August 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

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Jul 22, 2021

Friedlander quoted in Reuters on evasion of oil sanctions

By Julia Friedlander

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Press Release

May 27, 2021

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center launches Venezuela Working Group

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center (AALAC) today launched its Venezuela Working Group, a new effort that will advance a long-term vision and international consensus on action-oriented policies to foster democratic stability in Venezuela.

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New Atlanticist

Mar 31, 2021

How the Maduro regime’s intensifying crackdown is harming women

By Cristina Guevara

Including women and women’s civil-society groups in peacebuilding efforts is essential to strengthening and advancing a more inclusive and diverse—and, ultimately, successful—approach to rebuilding Venezuela’s democratic institutions.

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Mar 24, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 24, 2021

By Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Maduro, blaming Colomiba and Venezuelans returning from there for the spread of COVID-19, has called for a "radical quarantine" over two weeks.

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Mar 17, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 17, 2021

By Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Pro-Maduro site Justiciafuser amplified misleading claims about Alex Saab, a confidant of Maduro who's currently being held in Cape Verde ahead of extradition to the US.

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Mar 10, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 10, 2021

By Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Seven videos on a Colombian YouTube channel appeared among the 20 most viewed videos about Venezuela between March 1 and 9, 2021. The videos falsely claimed that Maduro had been captured or that the United States had attacked Venezuela.

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Mar 4, 2021

New Atlantic Council poll: Insights on Venezuelan and Cuban American sentiments regarding US policy toward Venezuela

By Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Venezuelan-American and Cuban-American voters support an alternative policy approach that places the alleviation of human suffering at the core of US efforts.

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Mar 3, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 2, 2021

By Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Maduro’s Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino announced alleged attempts by the Colombian government to destabilize Venezuelan regime.

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Feb 23, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 23, 2021

By Atlantic Council's DFRLab

While Maduro's regime promoted diplomat Alex Saab, online accounts showed suspicious behavior using #FreeAlexSaab.

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