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Venezuela on the Edge

Venezuela is undergoing a political transformation that few thought was possible just last year. As Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez continues his battle with cancer, the latest polling shows his opposition is uniting behind Henrique Capriles. With elections scheduled for later this year, Capriles is polling within striking distance of Chávez. The results of this election will have immediate ramifications on Latin America at large.

What is the current political climate of Venezuela? How will the citizens of Venezuela be affected by this election? What would the future of Venezuela be if Chávez cancels or loses the anticipated October elections?

Hudson’s Center for Latin American Studies—in conjunction with Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis—held a timely and necessary analysis of the current political and economic state of affairs in Venezuela, featuring a distinguished panel of experts on Venezuela.

Panel

Robert Pfaltzgraff, Event Co-Chair

President of The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis; Chairman, The National Security Planning Associates; and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of International Security Studies at the Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Ambassador Jaime Daremblum, Moderator

Hudson Senior Fellow and Director of Center for Latin American Studies

Pedro Burelli, Panelist

Pedro Burelli is the Managing Partner at B&V Consulting and a blogger writing about contemporary Venezuelan politics.

Gerver Torres, Panelist

Economist and Vice President of the Gallup Organization. He is also the Director of Leadership and Vision, a Venezuelan non-governmental organization.

Anibal Romero, Panelist

Professor of Political Theory at Simon Bolivar University, Caracas, Venezuela

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