Interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaidó joins AALAC for the Leaders of the Americas Series

In the midst of the greatest man-made crisis in the Western Hemisphere, the coronavirus outbreak poses critical new challenges for Venezuela’s fragile population. Interim President Juan Guaidó continues to push for a better future for Venezuelans and has recently called for the formation of a national emergency government. What are the interim government’s next steps to face the worsening pandemic? What avenues is the interim government willing to pursue for a peaceful democratic transition?

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Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Coronavirus will worsen Venezuela’s emergency, interim president says

“This right now is an unprecedented emergency,” Guaidó said during an April 23 event with the Atlantic Council moderated by journalist and CBS news contributor María Elena Salinas. “Venezuela cannot survive both a pandemic and a famine,” he explained.

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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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#AlertaVenezuela: July 2, 2020

Twitter accounts with set locations of Cuba and Venezuela made at least six anti-U.S. and pro-Cuba hashtags trend in Venezuela. The accounts used the hashtags to denounce U.S. sanctions and to promote Cuban medical missions in Venezuela.

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Wed, Jun 24, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: June 24, 2020

On Facebook, false claims that Nicolás Maduro would be ousted from power gained momentum after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he would consider meeting with Nicolás Maduro to discuss “a peaceful exit [of Maduro] from power.”

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Wed, Jun 17, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: June 17, 2020

With South America as a growing epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maduro regime has doubled down on his politization of the disease, accusing the governments of Colombia and Brazil of intentionally infecting Venezuelans who are returning from those countries to their home country.

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Thu, Jul 2, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: July 2, 2020

Twitter accounts with set locations of Cuba and Venezuela made at least six anti-U.S. and pro-Cuba hashtags trend in Venezuela. The accounts used the hashtags to denounce U.S. sanctions and to promote Cuban medical missions in Venezuela.

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Wed, Jun 24, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: June 24, 2020

On Facebook, false claims that Nicolás Maduro would be ousted from power gained momentum after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he would consider meeting with Nicolás Maduro to discuss “a peaceful exit [of Maduro] from power.”

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Wed, Jun 17, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: June 17, 2020

With South America as a growing epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maduro regime has doubled down on his politization of the disease, accusing the governments of Colombia and Brazil of intentionally infecting Venezuelans who are returning from those countries to their home country.

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Tue, Jun 9, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: June 9, 2020

After the U.S. Embassy in Colombia announced on May 27 that specialized U.S. Army personnel – the Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) – would be supporting Colombian security forces with counter-narcotics operations, pro-Maduro media exaggerated the number of U.S. military personnel deployed to the country.

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Tue, Jun 2, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: June 2, 2020

In May, the Maduro regime restricted access to specific websites, including YouTube and Instagram, during a virtual session of the country’s National Assembly. According to nongovernmental organizations, journalists and medical personnel have also been detained since the COVID-19 pandemic first began spreading in the country.

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Wed, May 27, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: May 27, 2020

The hashtag #OperacionGedeon, in reference to the name of the failed attempt to oust Nicolás Maduro from power, trended on Twitter in Venezuela from May 3, 2020, when the first armed clashes and detentions were reported by the Maduro regime, until May 6.

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Fri, May 15, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford in Foreign Policy: Should the United States facilitate regime change?

On May 15, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs.In this column, they debate the risks, downsides, and rewards of facilitating regime change. The column opens with a discussion of US opposition to Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, and […]

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Thu, May 14, 2020

McFate in the Washington Post: Venezuela shows how mercenaries have become a global security threat

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Tue, May 12, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: May 12, 2020

The hashtag #OperacionGedeon, in reference to the name of the failed attempt to oust Nicolás Maduro from power, trended on Twitter in Venezuela from May 3, 2020, when the first armed clashes and detentions were reported by the Maduro regime, until May 6.

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Tue, May 5, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: May 5, 2020

Following a call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Nicolás Maduro on April 20, the Spanish-language version of Kremlin-funded website Avia.pro, Avia-es.com, claimed Russia would support the Bolivarian Republic by sending troops to confront U.S. forces stationed in the Caribbean Sea, near the coast of Venezuela.

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