Two Presidents: Venezuela’s Struggle for Democracy – February 3, 2019

Two Presidents: Venezuela’s Struggle for Democracy – February 3, 2019

Two Presidents: Venezuela’s Struggle for Democracy – February 3, 2019

This week on Perspective with Alison Smith: Two Presidents – Venezuela’s Struggle for Democracy

Ana Vanessa Herrero, a reporter in Caracas for the New York Times, discusses the mood on the ground among everyday citizens in the country in the wake of recent protests against President Nicolás Maduro.

Phil Gunson, senior analyst with the International Crisis Group, describes the complex political manoeuvring between President Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido, as well as the international reaction to the situation.

Fen Hampson, executive director of the World Refugee Council, talks about the refugee crisis that the instability in Venezuela has caused for neighbouring countries and also what to expect from next week’s meeting of the Lima Group in Ottawa.

Deborah Hines, the country director in Colombia for the UN World Food Programme, speaks about the Venezuelans who have fled to Colombia and what kind of support can be provided to them.