The AS/COA vice president talks about Venezuela's upcoming constitutional assembly, humanitarian crisis, and collapsing economy. ... Play Video
After Venezuela endured a week of brutal attacks against opposition leaders, AS/COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth spoke to CNN about the country's political, humanitarian, and economic crises. All eyes are on the next deadline, July 30, when the Nicolás Maduro government is calling for a constitutional assembly to rewrite the constitution. "There is an increasing urgency by the opposition to try to to derail that constitutional assembly," said Farnsworth.
Brian Winter, Vice President of Policy, AS/COA; Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly
Eduardo C. Leite, Chairman Emeritus and Senior Partner, Baker & McKenzie (moderator)
A center-right candidate is likely to win Brazil's next election and Michel Temer should remain in the presidency even while facing corruption accusations, said experts. But that does not mean the country will be able to withstand the current political crisis until 2018. Panelists discussed the likelihood that Brazil will move ahead with fiscal reforms—a crucial element to improve the country's investment grade and business climate—in this current political climate.