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Vision of Change

Conversations with Venezuelan opposition presidential candidates

AALAC is pleased to announce, “Visions of Change: Conversations with Venezuelan Opposition Presidential Candidates.” This event series invites all leading candidates from Venezuela’s opposition parties for live, in-person and virtual events in Washington DC to share their vision on the upcoming challenges and opportunities for Venezuela as well as their priorities should they be elected in 2024.

Latest events on Venezuela

AALAC’s 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.

#RedDeApoyo: Promoting women’s participation and leadership in Venezuela’s Peacebuilding Efforts

Venezuelan women, often on the sidelines of political decision making, have a renewed opportunity to push for more equal political representation in potential agreements. Greater gender balance will serve to strengthen any accords that put Venezuela on the pathway toward democratic restoration.

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Venezuela Women Leadership Summit, a hybrid conference produced in collaboration with senior Venezuelan women leaders from across political parties and civil society, outlined a concrete roadmap to guarantee full equality and political representation of Venezuelan women.

Past events on Venezuela


New Atlanticist

Apr 18, 2024

Experts react: The US just reimposed sanctions on Venezuela. What does this mean for energy markets and Venezuela’s election?

By Atlantic Council experts

The United States will reimpose oil sanctions on Venezuela, faulting Nicolás Maduro’s government for failing to uphold the October 2023 Barbados Agreement.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

In the News

Apr 15, 2024

Shaffer quoted in S&P Global on Iranian oil sanctions

Economic Sanctions Energy Markets & Governance

In the News

Mar 25, 2024

Goldwyn quoted in S&P Global Commodity Insights on Venezuelan sanctions

Economic Sanctions Energy & Environment

New Atlanticist

Mar 20, 2024

Gen. Laura Richardson on what an international response to Haiti might look like

By Katherine Walla

While the United States isn’t currently planning to put boots on the ground in Haiti, SOUTHCOM has a wide range of contingency plans, Richardson said at an AC Front Page event.

Caribbean Conflict

New Atlanticist

Mar 13, 2024

Venezuela’s opposition is challenging Maduro in the next election. The only question is how.

By Geoff Ramsey

With leading candidate María Corina Machado barred from Venezuela’s July 28 presidential election, who will the opposition to Nicolás Maduro support?

Civil Society Elections

New Atlanticist

Feb 28, 2024

Irregular migration starts well before the US southern border. Focus on the driving causes of the problem.

By María Eugenia Brizuela de Avila

The United States must work with other countries in the Western Hemisphere to address the economic and security factors that drive migration.

Caribbean Colombia

In the News

Feb 23, 2024

Goldwyn quoted in Bloomberg on Venezuelan oil

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security
An aerial view of Quito, Ecuador


Jan 12, 2024

2024 predictions: How ten issues could shape the year in Latin America and the Caribbean

By Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

How will the region ride a new wave of changing economic and political dynamics? Will the region sizzle or fizzle? Join in and be a part of our ten-question poll on the future of LAC.

Brazil Caribbean

In the News

Dec 6, 2023

Ramsey quoted in New York Times on Venezuela sanctions relief

By Atlantic Council

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English Latin America

In the News

Oct 20, 2023

Goldwyn was quoted in World Ports on Venezuelan oil sanctions relief

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance