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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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#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.

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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 […]

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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.

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Spotlight

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?

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In the News

Dec 13, 2021

Ashford in Inkstick: Debating the efficacy of US sanctions on Venezuela and Ethiopia

By Atlantic Council

On December 13, Emma Ashford was featured in Inkstick’s Adults in a Room column, writing on the Biden administration’s review of sanctions policy. “The Biden administration’s recently released sanctions review was emblematic of a core problem faced by advocates of sanctions reform. To the surprise of many, the review laid out extremely clearly some of […]

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Oct 22, 2021

Atlantic Council’s Red de Apoyo launches #VenezuelaNecesitaAcuerdos campaign

The Red de Apoyo launched their first campaign in October using the hashtag #Venezuela NecesitaAcuerdos to raise awareness about the importance of promoting a negotiated solution to address Venezuela's political and humanitarian crisis.

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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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In the News

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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