Zona Abierta: Crisis in Venezuela, What is the Future of the Bolivarian Revolution?
Date(s) - 02/21/2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and Latin American and Latino Studies Program
The self-proclamation of the Head of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, as caretaker President of the country has intensified the acute political crisis engulfing Venezuela. Against the backdrop of a steep economic malaise, social upheaval and rising violence, President Nicolás Maduro, who began a new 6-year term after winning controversial re-elections, declared he is the only legitimate leader of the county and vowed to continue pressing on with the Bolivarian Revolution. International reaction to these developments has been swift, some warning about the potential, disastrous effects of US interventionism in Venezuela.
How will Venezuela cope with this difficult moment? Are there real prospects for a mediated solution or will the situation escalate into more violence? Is Venezuela nearing a Humanitarian Emergency?
Join guest speakers:
Verónica Zubillaga, Associate Professor Department of Science and Technology in Behavior, Universidad Simón Bolivar and Visiting Scholar Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame.
Helena Olea, Lecturer in Criminology, Law and Justice and Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago and Human Rights Advisor for Alianza Americas.
Andreas E. Feldmann, Associate Professor Political Science and Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
When: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
Time: 2pm to 3:30pm
Where: LCC – Lecture Center B2
FREE refreshments and admission
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