Global Conversations St. Paul: Venezuela and Latin America’s Political Pendulum
December 6 @ 12:00 pm CDT/ Free
Join us to learn more about the direction of politics in Latin America and the impact of populism across the continent. The forces of change have more to do with socio-economics than ideology. Dramatic economic and political crises have coincided in countries like Brazil and Venezuela. And there are numerous recent events throughout this diverse region to explore. Is the coalition opposing President Maduro in Venezuela splintering? After surviving a recent vote on corruption charges, what direction will Brazil’s president take? What is the impact of recent elections in Argentina? Where are there opportunities for the U.S. to improve relations and develop an approach to Latin America befitting of the 21st century? Erik Brand, publisher of the Latin America Advisor, will share insights into current developments in Venezuela and Latin America.
Erik Brand is publisher of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor in Washington, D.C. He also directs the organization’s corporate program. Previously, he worked at the International Advisory Group, a publishing and public affairs firm in New York City. Earlier in his career, Brand worked at the Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C. and, briefly, for the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress. He graduated with a double major, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Wheaton College and has undertaken master’s degree coursework in international management and public affairs at the University of Maryland and the University of Minnesota.
Presented in partnership with the Landmark Center