Video: Venezuela's Uncertain Future

The potential for political transition has created uncertainty in Caracas and put Venezuela back on the forefront of the hemispheric conversation. What are the prospects and possible scenarios for change? What will be the implications for Venezuela’s economy, politics, and foreign policy? How should the United States and other hemispheric countries respond?

Council of the Americas held a roundtable discussion on the choices facing Venezuela.


  • Charles Shapiro, President, Institute of the Americas, former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela
  • Russell Dallen, President and Editor-in-Chief, Latin American Herald Tribune, Caracas
  • Christopher Sabatini, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly and Senior Director of Policy, AS/COA
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, AS/COA