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Member Webex: Venezuela – The Health and Migration Impact of COVID-19 and the Regional Response

Council of the Americas

March 26, 2020


(Image: Bolivarian Government of Venezuela)

The rapid global spread of the COVID-19 presents an even greater threat to Venezuela, whose health system is already collapsing. Neighboring countries have imposed a range of measures to mitigate the health risks to their populations, including mandatory quarantine, border closures, and limiting the movement of people domestically.

Council of the Americas will hold an expert panel discussion on the health and migration impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Venezuela and the regional response. 


  • Manuela Bolívar, Deputy for Miranda State, National Assembly of Venezuela @manuelabolivar
  • Julio Castro, COVID-19 Technical Experts Commission, Interim Government of Venezuela  @juliocastrom (download his presentation)
  • Carrie Filipetti, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cuba and Venezuela, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • David Smolansky, Coordinator, Working Group on the Crisis of Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees, Organization of American States @dsmolansky

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