STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
1616 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036
Join CSIS Americas for a public discussion on the role of the Venezuelan
diaspora and how it can best organize and take action to provide support
for Venezuela. Since 2014, Venezuela has endured an unprecedented
political, economic, social, and humanitarian crisis resulting in the
largest exodus in Venezuela’s history. About 2.5 million Venezuelans have
fled the country in the last few years, with many more expected to flee as
the country’s economy continues to implode. There are estimated to be about
4 million Venezuelans currently living abroad.
This event will focus on the strength of such diaspora, including their
increasing presence in Latin America and the United States. We will discuss
practical tools and policy options for Venezuelans to engage in mitigating
the humanitarian crisis in their home country, including the role of
Venezuelan doctors, independent cryptocurrencies, social media platforms,
and other tools to alleviate the suffering of the Venezuelan people. The
discussion will be moderated by CSIS Associate Director and Venezuelan
expert Moises Rendon.
information please contact Sarah Baumunk (202-775-7326).