The crisis in Venezuela: roots, reasons and current dynamics
Guest lecture with Professor Edgardo Lander, Universidad Central de Caracas, who is one of the leading thinkers on social mobilization and politics in Latin America.
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Over the last months, the political, economic and social crisis in Venezuela has aggravated and violence increased to the extent that talk of a humanitarian crisis, a full democratic breakdown and possible civil war has been common. How can we understand the current drama in Venezuela? Who are the main actors and what may be the sources of a democratic and peaceful resolution? Is there still a role to play for social movements from below? These are the questions in this guest lecture by Professor Edgardo Lander.
Edgardo Lander is Professor at the Universidad Central de Caracas, Venezuela and fellow at the Transnational institute, the Netherlands. He is one of the leading thinkers on social mobilization and politics in Latin America and has published extensively on Venezuelan politics during the 18 years of Chavism.
Some of his most recent articles on Venezuelan politics are found below: