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.
Jackson Diehl, Anton Edmunds, Mark Feierstein, Jennifer Loten, and Francisco Toro spoke on what’s ahead for a country in crisis. ... Play Video
Anton Edmunds, Ambassador/Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of St. Lucia to the OAS
Mark Feierstein, Senior Advisor, Latin America, Albright Stonebridge Group, and former Senior Director, Western Hemisphere Affairs, National Security Council
Jennifer Loten, Ambassador/Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Canada to the OAS
Francisco Toro, Founder and Editor, Caracas Chronicles
Jackson Diehl, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The Washington Post (moderator)
Panelists assessed results of a May 31 OAS meeting on Venezuela, the state of the country's humanitarian crisis, and the role of international organizations and other countries in engaging in dialogue and applying international pressure for a peaceful government transition.