Out Of The News, For Now… The (Ongoing) Venezuelan Crisis

June 27

Raul Sanchez Urribarri (La Trobe University)


About five months have passed since the Venezuelan crisis took a more dramatic turn following National Assembly President and Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó’s decision to exercise the role of interim president with the backing of over fifty countries and challenge sitting President Nicolás Maduro. Plenty has happened since but the country’s social, economic and political crisis shows no sign of abating any time soon: Maduro remains in power, Guaidó remains a challenger, each side stubbornly supported by their respective foreign and domestic allies and vowing to go on.

What are the current terms of the crisis? What efforts are being carried out to overcome it? What are the likely scenarios ahead? And, most importantly, how are millions of Venezuelans coping the the crisis, if at all? This session is an open conversation about a country that, now more than ever, needs our attention engagement and support.

Time:       6.30pm-8.00pm

Location: The Alderman (upstairs)

                134 Lygon St, East Brunswick

Format:   45 minute conversation,

               45 minute open discussion