Virtual Roundtable: Breaking the Diplomatic Stalemate: US and International Policy Towards Venezuela

Research event
5 June 2020 — 2:00PM TO 3:00PM
Almost a year and a half after the National Assembly declared Juan Guaido the democratic, interim president of Venezuela and almost 60 countries rushed to recognize him, Nicolas Maduro remains in control. In the meantime, the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela continues to boil with growing concerns that a massive COVID-19 outbreak could tear through the country.
The US State Department’s Special Representative for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, will join us to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and COVID-19, recent international commitments to provide relief to the Venezuelan people and the US administration’s Democratic Transition Framework for Venezuela.
Please note this event is taking place between 2pm – 3pm BST.
Chatham House would like to thank BTG Pactual, Cairn Energy plc, Diageo plc, Equinor, Fresnillo Management Services, HSBC Holdings plc and Wintershall Dea for their generous support of the Latin America Initiative.


Elliott Abrams, US Special Representative to Venezuela
Chair: Dr Chris Sabatini, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

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