Latest on Venezuela

How the Maduro regime’s intensifying crackdown is harming women

Civil-society organizations, including those led by women, are increasingly being targeted by Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela. Arbitrary detentions and human-rights violations have become commonplace. Undeterred by an environment of censorship, persecution, torture, and extrajudicial killings, women across all sectors—including politics, health, and journalism—are speaking out.

Read More

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

Florida is home to the United States’ largest Venezuelan population, with the result that Venezuelan policy often reflects the state’s on-the-ground sentiment. Venezuelan Americans and Cuban Americans in Florida are typically among the most politically engaged. So, what do those Florida voters most engaged on Venezuela think? Is there support for a more human-centered, nuanced approach toward Venezuela?

Read More

#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.

Read our reports and analysis

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

Read the latest from our weekly newsletter #AlertaVenezulea

AlertaVenezuela email banner

Wed, Mar 24, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 24, 2021

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

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council’s DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
AlertaVenezuela email banner

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 17, 2021

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.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council’s DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
AlertaVenezuela email banner

Wed, Mar 10, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 10, 2021

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.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council’s DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Subscribe to #AlertaVenezuela: Stay up to date on the disinformation and misinformation landscape in Caracas

To receive future editions of the #AlertaVenezuela newsletter each week, sign up below!

Experts

Content

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

How the Maduro regime’s intensifying crackdown is harming women

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.

New Atlanticist by Cristina Guevara

International Norms Latin America
AlertaVenezuela email banner

Wed, Mar 24, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 24, 2021

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

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
AlertaVenezuela email banner

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 17, 2021

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.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
AlertaVenezuela email banner

Wed, Mar 10, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 10, 2021

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.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

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

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

Report by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Corruption Democratic Transitions
AlertaVenezuela email banner

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 2, 2021

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

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
AlertaVenezuela email banner

Tue, Feb 23, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 23, 2021

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

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Colombia is pioneering a new model for integrating migrants and refugees. Will it work?

Colombian President Iván Duque announced that he will grant temporary protection status to Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Colombia. It is a herculean task, and the country will encounter two major challenges.

New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez

Colombia Latin America
AlertaVenezuela email banner

Tue, Feb 16, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 16, 2021

Two Panamanian YouTube channels spread unsubstantiated claims targeting the Maduro regime, claiming a military revolt will occur due to the Sputnik V vaccine not arriving for another four years.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Spotlight: 10 Questions for Latin America and the Caribbean

As February begins, we can now look ahead to the rest of the year with our annual predictions of what may or may not transpire in this unpredictable world.

Spotlight by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Brazil Caribbean