war on the rocks

Maduro Sworn-In Amidst Venezuela’s Deepening Crisis

January 16, 2019

Episode Notes:

Nicolas Maduro was recently sworn-in to continue president of Venezuela, after his re-election last month. Despite an economic and social crisis, and an exodus of millions of Venezuelans, Maduro begins a six-year term. The future of Venezuela is uncertain.

Fabiana Sofia Perera, Assistant Research Fellow at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, joins the WarCast to discuss how he remains in power and what to expect to happen under Maduro's continued government.

[ 0:18 ] Introduction
[ 0:50 ] How Maduro was re-elected under such dire circumstances
[ 3:03 ] Who supports Maduro's continued power
[ 5:16 ] How secure is Maduro's government
[ 7:06 ] Foreign relationships going forward
[ 8:20 ] Consequences for the Venezuelan people and predictions
[ 9:24 ] Depth of the economic crisis

Disclaimer: The views expressed are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University, or the Department of Defense.