Venezuela and The Bellicose Return of the Monroe Doctrine

Date:
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Institute for Policy Studies
1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States

As the political crisis in Latin America escalates between the Trump administration and the Venezuelan government led by its President Nicolas Maduro, questions mount in the U.S. public. It is imperative the mainstream media cover the moral and legal matters and the fatal dangers of U.S. intervention in Venezuela. Major outlets like the New York Times give the opposition’s self-appointed president Juan Guaido op-ed space without a more critical and informed analysis of the situation in all its complexity and context.

Don’t miss this in-person roundtable discussion with Institute for Policy Studies board member and expert on Latin America James Early joined by his fellow IPS board member, actor and activist Danny Glover to talk about the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, the apparent return of the Monroe Doctrine, and how the rise of the political right in Latin America and acts of anti-AfroLatinoism factor into it all.

Both Danny and James have worked extensively on U.S.-Latin America, Caribbean relations and have traveled frequently to Venezuela, including on occasion serving as election observers.

Moderator: Michelle Munjanattu, IPS Development Manager and internationalist solidarity activists

The event will start promptly at 6 PM. Doors open 5:45 pm.

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