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Creating a Favorable Environment for Negotiations in Venezuela: Prospects for Resuming Talks and the Role of U.S. Stakeholders

10:30 AM- 12:00 PM Friday, 14 October 2022

(Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)

Please join The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Inter-American Dialogue for an upcoming webinar to discuss prospects for negotiations in Venezuela:

While recent months have seen quiet progress in talks between the Venezuelan government and the opposition, the formal negotiations process that began last year in Mexico City has not yet resumed. Nevertheless, key stakeholders in the international community remain interested in working to restart these negotiations, with the expectation that they can restore the country’s democratic institutions and lead to a just, peaceful solution to the crisis in Venezuela.  

In this context, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), and the Inter-American Dialogue are pleased to host a presentation by selected members of the Grupo Experto para Venezuela (GEV): an initiative of the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT) that brings together a group of 16 high-level Venezuelan experts based in the country who are committed to promoting ideas for a peaceful, negotiated, constitutional solution to the country’s crisis.


Event Details 

October 14, 10:30 AM – 12 PM

Washington, D.C.  

Live transmission at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82487713456

Please register by clicking here



Carlos Valero 

Politician of Un Nuevo Tiempo Party,  

former Deputy of the 2015 National Assembly 


Claudia Curiel 

Economist and consultant 

Expert on the private sector and the political economy of Chavismo 


Mariela Ramírez 

Social Activist, member of the Foro Cívico 



Santiago Canton 

Inter-American Dialogue 


Opening Remarks 

Geoff Ramsey, Washington Office for Latin America