Associate, The Cohen Group;
Former National Security Council
Ad honorem Representative of Venezuela to the United Kingdom &
America Correspondent, Associated Press
Future of Venezuela Initiative;
Fellow, Americas Program
Please join the CSIS Future of Venezuela
Initiative for a public, virtual event to discuss the
role of corruption in Venezuela amid the recent arrest of Alex
Saab, a corrupt businessman with strong links to the Maduro regime.
Saab, who allegedly helped the Maduro regime launder hundreds of
millions of dollars of state funds, was sanctioned by the U.S.
Treasury and indicted by prosecutors in the Southern District of
Florida last year. He has continued to act as a key financier to
the Maduro regime and was reportedly en route to Iran when he was
arrested in Cape Verde on June 14th.
Saab has long been a high-priority target for the
United States, and his case is illustrative of the massive
corruption networks that have propped up the Maduro regime for
years as Venezuelans experience a humanitarian crisis. In this
virtual event, experts will discuss the implications of Saab’s
arrest, its role within the broader context of corruption in
Venezuela, as well as the role of indictments in the U.S. maximum
pressure campaign against the Maduro regime.
This event is made possible through
general support to CSIS