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Policy Matters

Jan 30, 2019

Political turmoil in Venezuela has captured global attention. As President Trump and numerous other nations have recently voiced support for opposition leader Juan Guaidó over “de facto” President Nicolás Maduro, many are left wondering what the country’s future holds. What factors have contributed to Venezuela’s uncertain fate? Specifically, how has the nation’s oil sector affected Venezuela’s economy and foreign relations, and what are possible paths out of the country’s humanitarian crisis?

Our guest in this episode is Dr. Francisco Monaldi, the Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy in the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies. Dr. Monaldi is an expert on the Venezuelan economy and a frequent guest on Policy Matters.