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Meet our Venezuela Working Group
The Venezuela Working Group (VWG) is a high-level group that informs policymakers in the United States, Europe, and Latin America on how to advance a long-term vision and action-oriented policies to foster democratic stability in Venezuela. The Venezuela Working Group seeks to promote the restoration of democratic institutions in Venezuela.
VWG members draw from their diverse backgrounds, global networks, and deep expertise to tackle the most challenging issues around Venezuela policy, both at the domestic and international levels. Priority issues for the VWG’s 2021 work include: supporting Venezuela’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts; assessing risks and opportunities around upcoming regional elections; and exploring non-traditional mechanisms for effectively mitigating Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis.
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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.
Report 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.
Fast Thinking Dec 7, 2020
FAST THINKING: The next stage of Venezuela’s power struggle
By Atlantic Council
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?
#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.
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.