Maduro's Venezuela: Challenges and Implications
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Come hear as we learn from Dr. Steve Ellner about the challenges and implications of Maduro's Venezuela.

11/15/2018
When: Thursday, November 15
6-7:30 p.m.
Where: UMKC's Student Union - Theater 103
5100 Cherry Street
Kansas City, Missouri  64110
United States
Contact: April Diaz
(816) 423-2632

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The challenges of Nicolás Maduro’s president terms in Venezuela encompass sharp socio-political polarization and political and economic hardships. A swift decline of oil prices, a campaign of destabilization, U.S. sanctions, and Maduro’s failure to appreciate the importance of market dynamics are some factors at play. Ellner will discuss the dynamics within Chavismo and between Chavismo and the opposition in Venezuela, their impacts for Venezuelans, and implications for U.S. - Venezuela and Latin American relations.


About the Speaker

Steve Ellner earned his Ph.D. in Latin American History at the University of New Mexico in 1980. Since 1977, he has taught Economic History and Political Science at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela. He has been a Visiting Professor in various US universities in the fields of Latin American History and Political Science. Ellner has published several books on Venezuela and Latin America and has been a regular contributor to NACLA: Report on the Americas, Commonweal, and In These Times, among others.


Event Sponsors
This is a UMKC event and is community cosponsored by Latinx and Latin American Studies (LLAS) Architecture, Urban Planning and Design Political Science Sociology History Economics Latin@ Alumni and Student Organization (LASO) Association for Latin American Students (ALAS) Planning and Design Student Organization (PDS) The Alliance for Global Justice Cross Border Network International Relations Council

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