Johns Hopkins SAIS expert available to discuss latest developments in Venezuela crisis

As political unrest and shortages of basic necessities continue to deepen the crisis in Venezuela, Dr. Riordan Roett, Director of the Latin American Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), is available to offer insight about the country’s economic and political future.
Dr. Roett said the latest development of possible fragmentation in the ruling coalition will result in more political uncertainty for the Chavista loyalists.
He is available to further discuss:

  • Will a plan by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to rewrite the constitution succeed?
  • Will the military remain united behind Maduro’s regime after the removal of top commanders amid violent anti-government protests?
  • Why are Venezuela’s neighbors, including Brazil and Caribbean nations, hesitant to pressure the government to follow democratic practices?
  • Will Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega overcome charges for publicly defying the president?
  • Can political opposition groups unite to confront the government with a realistic transition program?
  • As shortages of food, medicine, and security forces continue, is a civil war a possibility?

Dr. Roett has offered commentary on Latin America as cited in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Bloomberg, CBS News, Foreign Policy, Voice of America, and MarketWatch.
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Friday, June 23, 2017