Podcast | Venezuela: Crisis and the risk of chaos

Podcast | Venezuela: Crisis and the risk of chaos

In this podcast, our lead Latin America analyst, will discuss the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, while analysing the political and security outlook for the coming months - with a particular focus on the implications of a process to rewrite the constitution.

The ruling chavista socialist party held a contentious election on 30 July to choose members for a constituent assembly that is due to be tasked with rewriting the country’s constitution. The vote occurred in a context of almost-daily violent protests against the government, which have now entered a fifth month. President Maduro claims that changing the constitution is the only way to bring peace to the country. The opposition has said that it is a tool to consolidate chavismo’s grip on power.

Security Intelligence
Published: 4th August 2017
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