Venezuela’s Escalating Humanitarian Crisis due to COVID-19
This webinar addresses how the Venezuelan complex humanitarian health crisis is exacerbated by the COVID-19
pandemic, given the precarious conditions of health facilities, the lack of services and health supplies, limited
availability of reliable testing and the lack of reports.
Moderated by Ana Julia Jatar
President, Venezuelan American Association and Editor in Chief of El Planeta Media and El Tiempo Latino.
Freelance journalist, Focusing on international conflict and humanitarian crises.
Regular contributor to The PBS NewsHour, for whom she recently reported from Venezuela, as its refugee crisis
becomes one of the world’s most dire.
Her work has won numerous awards, including a Gracie Allen Award, two First Place National Headliner Awards, a Sigma
Delta Chi Award, and a New York Festival World Medal.
Director, Latin American Program, Wilson Center
Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson is director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for
Scholars. She is a widely-recognized expert on Latin American politics, political economy, and international
relations, including U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere. She is quoted frequently in major U.S. and Latin
American media and has testified on numerous occasions before committees of the U.S. Congress.
Disclaimer: The statements and opinions expressed in these discussions and any presentation are only those of the
presenter, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of (nor are they endorsed by) the organization where the
presenter works, the organizer of this conference, the Simón Bolívar Foundation or CITGO Petroleum Corporation.
These discussions and presentations are for general information purposes only. They are not intended to constitute
legal advice or a recommended course of action in any situation. Each recipient should consult an independent
advisor before making any decision or taking any action related to the information provided during this meeting.