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.

#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


Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Dec 17, 2022

Aviso LatAm: December 17, 2022

Peru's president ousted after attempt to dissolve Congress

Brazil Caribbean

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Dec 3, 2022

Aviso LatAm: December 3, 2022

Latin America and the Caribbean's stagnation is 'worse than the 1980s'

Brazil Caribbean

Experts react

Nov 27, 2022

Experts react: As the US eases oil sanctions, is Venezuela coming in from the cold?

By Atlantic Council experts

With Chevron expanding operations and talks ongoing between the government and the opposition, what’s next for Venezuela? Our experts drill down on the details.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

In the News

Jun 23, 2022

Preble on Net Assessment: Is Biden’s approach to Latin America a problem?

By Atlantic Council

On June 23, Christopher Preble co-hosted a new iteration of the Net Assessment podcast in the War on the Rocks network about the Summit of the Americas. By all accounts, the Summit was poorly organized, and attending leaders were unimpressed with the lack of consultation before the event and with the initiatives set forth by […]

Americas Democratic Transitions

Press Release

May 24, 2022

Declaración por la igualdad de género en el proceso de construcción de la democracia y la paz en Venezuela

Following the “Venezuela Women’s Leadership Summit,” a network of social activists, democratic political actors, and non-governmental organizations inside and outside Venezuela, propose an action plan to secure the full and effective participation of Venezuelan women in decision-making processes and in their leadership in the redemocratization and sustainable political change in Venezuela.

Civil Society Democratic Transitions

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