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Venezuela's #6D Elections: What's Next?

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

November 13, 2015


Americas Society and Council of the Americas will host a panel discussion on Venezuela’s upcoming December 6 legislative elections. Amid high inflation, shortages of basic goods, high rates of crime and violence, and low international oil prices, opinion polls suggest that the opposition coalition is poised to take control of the National Assembly. Experts will discuss likely political scenarios and probable economic outlooks.


  • Luis Vicente León, Executive Director, Datanalisis @luisvicenteleon
  • Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, International Finance Faculty at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and Columnist at El Nacional @DLansberg
  • Francisco Rodríguez, Director and Senior Andean Economist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch @frrodriguezc
  • Andres Schipani, Andes Correspondent, The Financial Times @andresschipani (moderator)

Note: This event is free of charge. Prior registration is required.

This event will be in Spanish.

Event Information: Guillermo Zubillaga | | 1-212-277-8362
COA Membership: Monica Vieira | | 1-212-277-8344
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | | 1-212-277-8384
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12.

Luis Vicente León

Executive Director, Datanalisis

Luis Vicente León has been the executive director at Datanalisis since 1994 and is managing director at Tendencias Digitales. He is also a professor of political environment analysis at Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración and of industrial economics at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello.

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Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez

International Finance Faculty, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management

Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez is an international finance faculty member at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and a weekly political columnist for the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional. Lansberg-Rodríguez is also director for the Latin American region at Greenmantle LLC, a macroeconomic and geopolitical advising firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a fellow at the Comparative Constitutions Project.

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Francisco Rodríguez

Chief Economist, Torino Capital

Francisco Rodríguez is an economist and coauthor of Venezuela Before Chávez. Previously, he was director and senior Andean economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), where he specializes in the economies of Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. Rodríguez has held numerous positions in academia and public policy. Between 2000 and 2004 he headed the Venezuelan Congressional Budget Office. He has taught economics at the University of Maryland at College Park, Wesleyan University, and the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración in Caracas.

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Andres Schipani

Andes correspondent, Financial Times

Andres Schipani is the Andes correspondent for Financial Times, covering Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, as well as parts of the Caribbean. Before moving to Bogota, he was a correspondent in Miami and also spent time in New York. A native of Buenos Aires, he was educated in London, Cardiff, and Oxford. He was also a fellow in business, economics, and financial journalism at Columbia University.

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