Connections: Analyzing the state of affairs in Venezuela

Feb 5, 2020

Last night, President Trump welcomed Juan Guaido of Venezuela as a guest during the State of the Union address. Republicans and Democrats applauded when Trump described Guiado as the legitimate leader of Venezuela, which has been rocked by scandals and a humanitarian crisis.

The Rochester Committee on Latin America is turning its attention to Venezuela this week, along with their concerns about the impact of US foreign policy. We discuss the state of affairs for one of Latin America’s most precarious states. Our guests:

  • Donald Kingsbury, lecturer in political science and Latin American studies, and interim director of the Munk One Program at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto
  • Vic Vinkey, member of ROCLA
  • Noelle Evans, reporter for WXXI News