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Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Hidden Power of the Venezuelan Diaspora. Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm



This event will be webcast live from the CSIS event webpage.


CSIS Americas hosts

The Hidden Power of
the Venezuelan Diaspora



Alejandro Machado

Founder of Open Money Initiative


Francisco Marquez

Executive Director of Vision Democratica Foundation


Laura McGorman

Data for Good Portfolio Manager at Facebook


Magaly Sanchez R.

Senior Researcher and Visiting Scholar at
the Office of Population Research at Princeton University


Alexandra Winkler

Liaison for MedGlobal Venezuela/University of Miami;
Former Deputy of El Hatillo Municipality in Caracas


Moderated by

Moises Rendon

Associate Director and Associate Fellow,
Americas Program


Thursday, November 15, 2018

10:30 am - 12:00 pm



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.

For more information please contact Sarah Baumunk (202-775-7326).

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