December 5, 2018

Rescuing Venezuela: The Role of the International Community

Venezuelans march towards Peru through the streets of Tulcan, Ecuador, after crossing Colombia. LUIS ROBAYO AFP

Georgetown Latin America Leadership Program and the Center for Latin American Studies organized a discussion on the role of the international community in regards to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), led the discussion and present the current position of Venezuela in the OAS. 

Luis Moreno Ocampo, former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), talked about the Venezuela case before the ICC.

Carlos Ponce, director of the Latin American Program for Freedom House, discussed the challenges that international cooperation agencies face when providing humanitarian support to Venezuela. 

Ana Julia Jatar, chief editor of Tiempo Latino, presented her views on the role of the media in light of the decline in freedom of expression in Venezuela.

The discussion was moderated by Rodrigo Diamanti, Harvard-ASC Center and president of  Un Mundo Sin Mordaza. Comments by: Génesis Dávila, Georgetown GCL alumnus, president of Defiende Venezuela.

This event was held in spanish.

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