Episode 3: Is a democratic opening in Venezuela imminent?

A graphic of Jose Pineda and Angel Alvarado

DevTech’s Director of Public Financial Management Jose Pineda speaks with Angel Alvarado. Angel is now a Senior Fellow in the Department of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as a deputy to the National Assembly of Venezuela for the district of Petare. While in parliament, he was a member of the Permanent Committee on Finance and Economic Development, taking on the role of the economic spokesperson for the committee.

Jose and Angel’s conversation focuses on the 2024 Venezuela election and several recent events that have left many wondering whether a fair and open democratic election may actually be on the table. This is significant given the many years of authoritarian rule that have afflicted the country, beginning under the Presidency of Hugo Chavez, and now under current President Nicolas Maduro.

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