COVID-19 AND LATIN AMERICA EVENT SERIES
The first cases of Covid-19 in Venezuela were announced on March 13, prompting an outpouring of concern regarding the capacity of Venezuela’s crumbling health system to respond. The country is already plagued by shortages of food, gasoline, and medicine, and hospitals are often without electricity or running water. International assistance is badly needed, but when Nicolás Maduro turned to the IMF for help, he was quickly turned away due to the dispute over whether he or Juan Guaidó is Venezuela´s rightful president.
What is the situation on the ground in Venezuela, and what steps are needed to confront the threat from Covid-19? How much humanitarian aid is reaching Venezuela, and what steps can Guaidó’s interim government and the international community take to facilitate greater assistance? And what does the indictment of Maduro mean for efforts to forge a humanitarian pact around Covid-19 response?
To discuss these questions and more, the Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to host a conference call with Miguel Pizarro, Feliciano Reyna and Daniella Liendo.
LISTEN TO THE EVENT LIVE HERE
Venezuelan National Assembly member and Commissioner of the Guaidó government for the United Nations (@Miguel_Pizarro)
Founder and Executive President, Acción Solidaria (@fjreyna)
Founder, Primeros Auxilios Universidad Central de Venezuela (Green Cross) (@dliendobouquet)
Program Director, Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Inter-American Dialogue (@camillerimj)