|Thursday, October 26, 2017||4:30PM - 7:00PM||External Event, Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West, Toronto|
Please note this event will be livestreamed at: https://youtu.be/e5RQsHU-uKU
Venezuela under President Nicolás Maduro is in crisis. Since 2013, the economy has fallen by nearly forty percent. The country has also witnessed a significant swing towards greater authoritarianism. Major opposition politicians have been barred from politics. In the spring of 2017, the National Assembly was stripped of its powers, sparking a major constitutional crisis. Throughout the year, the country has been wracked by protests that have been brutally put down by the government.
What are the roots of this crisis and what can be done to resolve it? What role can regional actors, including Canada, play in solving this crisis? To explore these questions and to mark the meeting of foreign ministers from 12 countries across the Americas who have come together to address the situation in Venezuela, Global Affairs Canada – together with the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Canadian Council for the Americas – will host a discussion with government leaders and experts on the crisis in Venezuela.
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