Feb 21, 2018
Venezuela is in the midst of economic collapse and political crisis. Inflation is skyrocketing. Average Venezuelans are facing shortages of necessities such as food and medicine. Oil production — the bulwark of the Venezuelan economy — is cratering. And the political stalemate between increasingly autocratic President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition continues to simmer.
In this podcast, Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Baker Institute, discusses Venezuela’s ongoing economic, political and humanitarian crises, and how the Trump administration has responded.