Latest events on Venezuela

AALAC Welcomes the 2022 Venezuela Transatlantic Fellowship

The Venezuela Transatlantic Fellowship seeks to advance transatlantic US-EU bipartisan engagement on Venezuelan issues, promote a deeper understanding of the complex Venezuelan crisis, identify action-oriented policies that could address the most salient issues around the crisis, and encourage policymakers to align on foreign policy priorities and international cooperation toward Venezuela.

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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#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.

Past events on Venezuela



Event Recap

May 5, 2022

Red de Apoyo: Venezuelan women today can learn from women leaders who fought dictatorships in Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile

A virtual discussion on how Venezuelan women leaders could learn from democratic women organizers during the 1970s and 1980s dictatorships in South America’s Southern Cone.

Americas Latin America

Event Recap

May 5, 2022

Red de Apoyo: Lessons from the Colombian peace process for Venezuelan female democratic leaders 

A virtual discussion on how Venezuelan women leaders could learn from Colombian women’s leadership leading up to and during the 2016 Colombian Peace Accords.

Americas Latin America

In the News

Mar 29, 2022

Marczak quoted in the Boston Globe on using oil as leverage to restore democracy in Venezuela

Read the full article here.

Geopolitics & Energy Security Latin America

AC Selects

Mar 17, 2022

AC Selects: War in Ukraine: Perspectives from the UK, Sweden, Venezuela, and US

Week of March 11, 2022 Last week, UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ann Linde joined us for two #ACFrontPage events, followed by a conversation with commander of US Space Command General James H. Dickinson and Venezuela experts to discuss the social, economic, and geopolitical impacts of Russia’s war in […]

Conflict Economic Sanctions


Mar 11, 2022

Exploring humanitarian frameworks for Venezuela

By A report by the Atlantic Council's Venezuela Working Group

Policy brief led by the Atlantic Council’s Venezuela Working Group (VWG) that seeks to analyze the two existing oil-funded humanitarian proposals on Venezuela, and provide recommendations for future humanitarian proposals’ governance structure, financing mechanisms, transparency controls, political agreements, legal requirements, and multilateral participation to achieve the most optimal possible outcome for the Venezuelan people.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Feb 24, 2022

Russian Hybrid War Report: Belarus joins conflict against Ukraine

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

The Council's open-source researchers break down the Kremlin's latest moves online and on the battlefield in its war in Ukraine.

Belarus Disinformation

AC Selects

Jan 9, 2022

AC Selects: US allies, Ukraine’s endgame, and Venezuela’s path forward

Week of January 9, 2021 This week, Scowcroft Center experts discussed how the United States will meet future defense challenges in cooperation with allies and partners. The Eurasia Center convened its experts to contemplate Russia’s endgame in Ukraine, and what might the Kremlin hope to achieve by escalating its invasion? Finally, the Latin America Center […]

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Blog Post

Jan 5, 2022

Infographic: What’s ahead for Venezuela after January 5, 2022

Three years since the interim government came to be, Venezuela’s political crisis remains unresolved. Opposition forces continue to face deep challenges – both internal and external – to restore democratic institutions. The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council created an infographic that looks back at the interim government’s trajectory since 2019 and […]

Americas Democratic Transitions

New Atlanticist

Jan 4, 2022

Venezuela’s youth have a long-term strategy for building democracy. Biden should listen.

By Willow Fortunoff

An entire generation of Venezuelans have grown up in a failed state, which is why they'll be crucial to the future of the country’s democracy.

Civil Society Democratic Transitions


Jan 4, 2022

Spotlight: Latin America and the Caribbean – Ten questions for 2022

By Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

The year 2022 will be one of change across the Western Hemisphere. So, what might or might not be on the horizon?

Brazil Caribbean