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Understanding Corruption in Venezuela: The Saab Case Friday, June 19, 2020

CSIS Online Event: Understanding Corruption in Venezuela: The Saab Case

The CSIS Future of Venezuela Initiative invites you to join us for an

Online Event:
Understanding Corruption in Venezuela:
The Saab Case



Friday, June 19, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Center for Strategic & International Studies

View the webcast here


Ask Live Questions

A discussion with

Fernando Cutz

Senior Associate, The Cohen Group;
Former National Security Council

Vanessa Neumann

President, Asymmetrica;
Ad honorem Representative of Venezuela to the United Kingdom & Ireland

Joshua Goodman

Latin America Correspondent, Associated Press
Moderated by

Moises Rendon

Director, 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 

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