The governor of Lara asked that the government address the situation in Venezuela, while experts discussed the chances of an economic recovery. ... Play Video
Henri Falcón, Governor of Lara
Victor Sierra, Chairman, Torino Capital (moderator)
Francisco Rodríguez, Economist, Coauthor of Venezuela before Chávez
Orlando Ochoa, Economist and Professor, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas
Francisco Toro, Founder and Executive Editor, Caracas Chronicles (moderator)
Venezuela's federal government owes a response to its people, said Governor of Lara Henri Falcón at an AS/COA Venezuela Working Group event in New York. The governor asked for more dialogue to bring solutions to the country's medicine and food shortages, after which a panel of economists discussed how to bring the economy back. Francisco Rodríguez said international markets will be lending Venezuela money in the future and oil revenues will help the economy recover.
Keiko Fujimori has a mixed legacy from her father, says the AS/COA vice president. ... Play Video
Peruvians went to the polls on June 5 for their presidential runoff election. The National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) is still counting votes, and candidates Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski remain in a technical tie. In an appearance on CNN, AS/COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth spoke about each candidate's strengths. "You do have a real legacy issue with Keiko Fujimori, a lot of people ascribe to her some of the worst excesses of her father's 'regime'—as they would call it—whether it's corruption, or antidemocratic practices, but they also remember that her father conquered hyperinflation, and also conquered the Sendero Luminoso, which was a brutal guerrilla movement," said Farnsworth. "Pedro Pablo Kuczynski doesn't have the same sort of legacy," he added.