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The CSIS Americas Program podcast looks at the politics and policies of the 35 countries in the Western Hemisphere. It especially focuses on U.S. engagement with the region, whether on trade, diplomacy, or security issues like drugs and terrorism. Guests

Latest Episodes

Inside the Orange Economy

MargaritaR.Seminario sits down with Felipe Buitrago Restrepo, Viceminister for Creativity and the Orange Economy in the Colombian Ministry of Culture. Viceminister Buitrago shares his experience in designing policies to promote the orange economy in Colombia. They discuss the untapped potential of the creative economy in Latin America, as well as how creative industries have been transformed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

28 min5 d ago
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Inside the Orange Economy

Unpacking USAID's Efforts in Venezuela: A Discussion with Acting Administrator Barsa

Moises Rendon sits down with John Barsa, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). They discuss how Venezuela fits into Administrator Barsa's global vision for USAID, the challenges the agency has faced in providing critical humanitarian assistance to the Venezuelan people, and the United States' perspective on Venezuela's upcoming parliamentary elections.

20 minAUG 27
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Unpacking USAID's Efforts in Venezuela: A Discussion with Acting Administrator Barsa

What Can the Private Sector Do to Help Venezuela?

Maria Moreno, Head of Private Sector Engagement and Head of Operations at USA for IOM, sits down with Moises Rendon to talk about the private sector's response to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. They discuss the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform established by IOM and UNHCR, as well as the important role of the Venezuelan diaspora in addressing the immediate and long-term needs of Venezuelan migrants.

25 minAUG 20
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What Can the Private Sector Do to Help Venezuela?

Voices of Venezuela: Where Do We Go From Here?

In the final episode of the series, Moises talks to CSIS Senior Advisers Juan Cruz and Mark Feierstein about the United States'strategy toward Venezuela. They discuss the successes and shortcomings of the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign and consider how this policy may evolve after U.S. presidential elections in November.

25 minJUL 23
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Voices of Venezuela: Where Do We Go From Here?

Voices of Venezuela: Human Rights & Political Persecution

In this episode, Moises discusses political persecution and human rights violations with Tamara Taraciuk Broner of Human Rights Watch. They hear from two Venezuelans—Rafaela Requesens and Jose Arocha—who were persecuted by the Maduro regime, and discuss what the international community needs to do to protect Venezuelan political prisoners and restore human rights in the country. Tamara is the acting deputy director of the Americas Division at Human Rights Watch. Voices of Venezuelais a ten-episode miniseries produced byThe Future of Venezuela Initiative(FVI) in partnership with theDracopoulos iDeas Labat CSIS. Voices of Venezuela is a unique narrative-based podcast that weaves together storiesrecorded on the groundwith commentary from CSIS experts, who will offer their insights from a broader policy perspective. Note: As the Covid-19 pandemic changes rapidly, the quality of this series may vary over the next couple of months. We are still in production remotely so you won't miss out on any new episodes of Voices of Venezuela.

25 minJUL 16
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Voices of Venezuela: Human Rights & Political Persecution

Voices of Venezuela: Violence and Insecurity

Moises speaks with Ambassador William Brownfield about the violence, crime, and insecurity that have plagued Venezuela in recent years. They hear from Venezuelans who have experienced crime and insecurity firsthand, and discuss how colectivos, drug traffickers, and armed groups play a key role within the Maduro regime. Ambassador Brownfield is currently a senior adviser to the Americas Program at CSIS. Voices of Venezuelais a ten-episode miniseries produced byThe Future of Venezuela Initiative(FVI) in partnership with theDracopoulos iDeas Labat CSIS. Voices of Venezuela is a unique narrative-based podcast that weaves together storiesrecorded on the groundwith commentary from CSIS experts, who will offer their insights from a broader policy perspective. Note: As the Covid-19 pandemic changes rapidly, the quality of this series may vary over the next couple of months. We are still in production remotely so you won't miss out on any new episodes of Voices of Venezuela.

38 minJUL 9
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Voices of Venezuela: Violence and Insecurity

Voices of Venezuela: Venezolana Perspective

In this episode, Moises talks to Alexandra Winkler, senior associate of CSIS's Americas Program, about the daily struggles faced by Venezuelan women amid the ongoing humanitarian and economic crisis. They also discuss why it is critical for Venezuelan women to play a role in the political process. Alexandra is former deputy mayor of El Hatillo, one of the five municipalities of the capital city of Caracas, Venezuela. Voices of Venezuelais a ten-episode miniseries produced byThe Future of Venezuela Initiative(FVI) in partnership with theDracopoulos iDeas Labat CSIS. Voices of Venezuela is a unique narrative-based podcast that weaves together storiesrecorded on the groundwith commentary from CSIS experts, who will offer their insights from a broader policy perspective. Note: As the Covid-19 pandemic changes rapidly, the quality of this series may vary over the next couple of months. We are still in production remotely so you won't miss out on any new episodes of Voices of Venezuela.

24 minJUL 2
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Voices of Venezuela: Venezolana Perspective

Voices of Venezuela: Lights Off in Venezuela

In this episode,Moises talks to Ben Cahill, senior fellow in the Energy Security and Climate Change program at CSIS. They hear from Venezuelans who have experienced frequent blackouts that widely disrupt their day-to-day lives, as well as discuss what it will take to rebuild the country's electricity infrastructure. Voices of Venezuelais a ten-episode miniseries produced byThe Future of Venezuela Initiative(FVI) in partnership with theDracopoulos iDeas Labat CSIS. Voices of Venezuela is a unique narrative-based podcast that weaves together storiesrecorded on the groundwith commentary from CSIS experts, who will offer their insights from a broader policy perspective. Note: As the Covid-19 pandemic changes rapidly, the quality of this series may vary over the next couple of months. We are still in production remotely so you won't miss out on any new episodes of Voices of Venezuela.

18 minJUN 25
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Voices of Venezuela: Lights Off in Venezuela

Voices of Venezuela: The Water Crisis

In this episode, Moises speaks with Mark Schneider (CSIS) about Venezuela's crumbling water system, which is having tremendous health impacts on the population. They hear from Venezuelans who have experienced water shortages and discuss what would be needed to restore the water system in a Day After scenario.Mr. Schneider is a senior adviser with the Americas Program and the Human Rights Initiative at CSIS. Voices of Venezuelais a ten-episode miniseries produced byThe Future of Venezuela Initiative(FVI) in partnership with theDracopoulos iDeas Labat CSIS. Voices of Venezuela is a unique narrative-based podcast that weaves together storiesrecorded on the groundwith commentary from CSIS experts, who will offer their insights from a broader policy perspective. Note: As the Covid-19 pandemic changes rapidly, the quality of this series may vary over the next couple of months. We are still in production remotely so you won't miss out on any new episodes of Voices of Venezuela.

19 minJUN 18
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Voices of Venezuela: The Water Crisis

Voices of Venezuela: The Future of the Venezuelan Economy

In this episode, Moises is joined by Gerver Torres to discuss key aspects of Venezuela's economic crisis, including hyperinflation, dollarization, and the Maduro regime's recent push for privatization. They listen to first-hand accounts from Venezuelans on the ground and discuss what the international community can do to rebuild Venezuela's economy in a Day After scenario.Mr. Torres is a senior associate of the America's Program at CSIS and an economist working with the Gallup Organization as a research adviser. Voices of Venezuela is a ten-episode miniseries produced byTheFuture of Venezuela Initiative(FVI)in partnership with theDracopoulosiDeasLabat CSIS.Voices of Venezuela is a unique narrative-basedpodcastthat weavestogether storiesrecorded on the groundwith commentary from CSIS experts, who will offer their insights from a broader policy perspective. Note: As the Covid-19 pandemic changes rapidly, the quality of this series may vary over the next couple of months. We are still in production remotely so you won't miss out on any new episodes of Voices of Venezuela.

28 minJUN 11
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Voices of Venezuela: The Future of the Venezuelan Economy

Latest Episodes

Inside the Orange Economy

MargaritaR.Seminario sits down with Felipe Buitrago Restrepo, Viceminister for Creativity and the Orange Economy in the Colombian Ministry of Culture. Viceminister Buitrago shares his experience in designing policies to promote the orange economy in Colombia. They discuss the untapped potential of the creative economy in Latin America, as well as how creative industries have been transformed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

28 min5 d ago
Comments
Inside the Orange Economy

Unpacking USAID's Efforts in Venezuela: A Discussion with Acting Administrator Barsa

Moises Rendon sits down with John Barsa, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). They discuss how Venezuela fits into Administrator Barsa's global vision for USAID, the challenges the agency has faced in providing critical humanitarian assistance to the Venezuelan people, and the United States' perspective on Venezuela's upcoming parliamentary elections.

20 minAUG 27
Comments
Unpacking USAID's Efforts in Venezuela: A Discussion with Acting Administrator Barsa

What Can the Private Sector Do to Help Venezuela?

Maria Moreno, Head of Private Sector Engagement and Head of Operations at USA for IOM, sits down with Moises Rendon to talk about the private sector's response to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. They discuss the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform established by IOM and UNHCR, as well as the important role of the Venezuelan diaspora in addressing the immediate and long-term needs of Venezuelan migrants.

25 minAUG 20
Comments
What Can the Private Sector Do to Help Venezuela?

Voices of Venezuela: Where Do We Go From Here?

In the final episode of the series, Moises talks to CSIS Senior Advisers Juan Cruz and Mark Feierstein about the United States'strategy toward Venezuela. They discuss the successes and shortcomings of the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign and consider how this policy may evolve after U.S. presidential elections in November.

25 minJUL 23
Comments
Voices of Venezuela: Where Do We Go From Here?

Voices of Venezuela: Human Rights & Political Persecution

In this episode, Moises discusses political persecution and human rights violations with Tamara Taraciuk Broner of Human Rights Watch. They hear from two Venezuelans—Rafaela Requesens and Jose Arocha—who were persecuted by the Maduro regime, and discuss what the international community needs to do to protect Venezuelan political prisoners and restore human rights in the country. Tamara is the acting deputy director of the Americas Division at Human Rights Watch. Voices of Venezuelais a ten-episode miniseries produced byThe Future of Venezuela Initiative(FVI) in partnership with theDracopoulos iDeas Labat CSIS. Voices of Venezuela is a unique narrative-based podcast that weaves together storiesrecorded on the groundwith commentary from CSIS experts, who will offer their insights from a broader policy perspective. Note: As the Covid-19 pandemic changes rapidly, the quality of this series may vary over the next couple of months. We are still in production remotely so you won't miss out on any new episodes of Voices of Venezuela.

25 minJUL 16
Comments
Voices of Venezuela: Human Rights & Political Persecution

Voices of Venezuela: Violence and Insecurity

Moises speaks with Ambassador William Brownfield about the violence, crime, and insecurity that have plagued Venezuela in recent years. They hear from Venezuelans who have experienced crime and insecurity firsthand, and discuss how colectivos, drug traffickers, and armed groups play a key role within the Maduro regime. Ambassador Brownfield is currently a senior adviser to the Americas Program at CSIS. Voices of Venezuelais a ten-episode miniseries produced byThe Future of Venezuela Initiative(FVI) in partnership with theDracopoulos iDeas Labat CSIS. Voices of Venezuela is a unique narrative-based podcast that weaves together storiesrecorded on the groundwith commentary from CSIS experts, who will offer their insights from a broader policy perspective. Note: As the Covid-19 pandemic changes rapidly, the quality of this series may vary over the next couple of months. We are still in production remotely so you won't miss out on any new episodes of Voices of Venezuela.

38 minJUL 9
Comments
Voices of Venezuela: Violence and Insecurity

Voices of Venezuela: Venezolana Perspective

In this episode, Moises talks to Alexandra Winkler, senior associate of CSIS's Americas Program, about the daily struggles faced by Venezuelan women amid the ongoing humanitarian and economic crisis. They also discuss why it is critical for Venezuelan women to play a role in the political process. Alexandra is former deputy mayor of El Hatillo, one of the five municipalities of the capital city of Caracas, Venezuela. Voices of Venezuelais a ten-episode miniseries produced byThe Future of Venezuela Initiative(FVI) in partnership with theDracopoulos iDeas Labat CSIS. Voices of Venezuela is a unique narrative-based podcast that weaves together storiesrecorded on the groundwith commentary from CSIS experts, who will offer their insights from a broader policy perspective. Note: As the Covid-19 pandemic changes rapidly, the quality of this series may vary over the next couple of months. We are still in production remotely so you won't miss out on any new episodes of Voices of Venezuela.

24 minJUL 2
Comments
Voices of Venezuela: Venezolana Perspective

Voices of Venezuela: Lights Off in Venezuela

In this episode,Moises talks to Ben Cahill, senior fellow in the Energy Security and Climate Change program at CSIS. They hear from Venezuelans who have experienced frequent blackouts that widely disrupt their day-to-day lives, as well as discuss what it will take to rebuild the country's electricity infrastructure. Voices of Venezuelais a ten-episode miniseries produced byThe Future of Venezuela Initiative(FVI) in partnership with theDracopoulos iDeas Labat CSIS. Voices of Venezuela is a unique narrative-based podcast that weaves together storiesrecorded on the groundwith commentary from CSIS experts, who will offer their insights from a broader policy perspective. Note: As the Covid-19 pandemic changes rapidly, the quality of this series may vary over the next couple of months. We are still in production remotely so you won't miss out on any new episodes of Voices of Venezuela.

18 minJUN 25
Comments
Voices of Venezuela: Lights Off in Venezuela

Voices of Venezuela: The Water Crisis

In this episode, Moises speaks with Mark Schneider (CSIS) about Venezuela's crumbling water system, which is having tremendous health impacts on the population. They hear from Venezuelans who have experienced water shortages and discuss what would be needed to restore the water system in a Day After scenario.Mr. Schneider is a senior adviser with the Americas Program and the Human Rights Initiative at CSIS. Voices of Venezuelais a ten-episode miniseries produced byThe Future of Venezuela Initiative(FVI) in partnership with theDracopoulos iDeas Labat CSIS. Voices of Venezuela is a unique narrative-based podcast that weaves together storiesrecorded on the groundwith commentary from CSIS experts, who will offer their insights from a broader policy perspective. Note: As the Covid-19 pandemic changes rapidly, the quality of this series may vary over the next couple of months. We are still in production remotely so you won't miss out on any new episodes of Voices of Venezuela.

19 minJUN 18
Comments
Voices of Venezuela: The Water Crisis

Voices of Venezuela: The Future of the Venezuelan Economy

In this episode, Moises is joined by Gerver Torres to discuss key aspects of Venezuela's economic crisis, including hyperinflation, dollarization, and the Maduro regime's recent push for privatization. They listen to first-hand accounts from Venezuelans on the ground and discuss what the international community can do to rebuild Venezuela's economy in a Day After scenario.Mr. Torres is a senior associate of the America's Program at CSIS and an economist working with the Gallup Organization as a research adviser. Voices of Venezuela is a ten-episode miniseries produced byTheFuture of Venezuela Initiative(FVI)in partnership with theDracopoulosiDeasLabat CSIS.Voices of Venezuela is a unique narrative-basedpodcastthat weavestogether storiesrecorded on the groundwith commentary from CSIS experts, who will offer their insights from a broader policy perspective. Note: As the Covid-19 pandemic changes rapidly, the quality of this series may vary over the next couple of months. We are still in production remotely so you won't miss out on any new episodes of Voices of Venezuela.

28 minJUN 11
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Voices of Venezuela: The Future of the Venezuelan Economy
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