Forum on Venezuela’s crisis, future to be held July 11 at Miami Herald Media Co.

06/28/2014 7:51 PM

06/28/2014 11:50 PM

Beset by growing popular discontent and an economy in ruins, Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution faces one of the toughest times in its 15-year history, raising doubts about whether its socialist leader, President Nicolás Maduro, will be able to complete the remaining five years of his six-year term.

That uncertainty, whose outcome could have a dramatic impact on the rest of Latin America, will be the focus of a forum on July 11 co-hosted by el Nuevo Herald and the Association of Venezuelan Journalists Abroad (APEVEX).

The forum, which will be in Spanish and moderated by Miami Herald columnist Andres Oppenheimer, will include insights from renowned analysts and high-profile representatives of Venezuela’s political opposition. Panelists will discuss the latest developments and trends in Venezuela, including the government’s struggle to overcome one of the worst economic crises in recent history and incessant protest demonstrations to oust the current leadership.

“There isn’t a more important issue for peace in our hemisphere than the political and socio-economic events now rattling Venezuela. It is of great interest to our community,” said Myriam Márquez, executive editor of el Nuevo Herald, sister newspaper to the Miami Herald. “We are proud to join the Association of Venezuelan Journalists Abroad in organizing this event.”

Venezuela 2015: Los escenarios más probables (Venezuela 2015: The More Likely Scenarios) will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Friday, July 11, at Miami Herald Media Co. headquarters, 3511 NW 91 Ave., in Doral.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and advance registration is required. To attend, please register online at http://hrld.us/venezuela2015.

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