The September 10 sentencing of Leopoldo López to nearly 14 years in prison highlights the dramatic issues facing Venezuela. Coupled with a rapidly contracting economy and border disputes with neighbors Colombia and Guyana, Venezuelans face a potentially volatile political period prior to parliamentary elections scheduled for December 6.
Please join the Council of the Americas for a discussion with three internationally known experts on democracy and governance in Venezuela and the choices facing the government and people there.
- Santiago A. Canton, Executive Director, RFK Partners for Human Rights
- Miriam Kornblith, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, National Endowment for Democracy
- José Miguel Vivanco, Executive Director, Americas Division, Human Rights Watch
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