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Jul 18, 2017

Venezuela
Demonstrators rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela in Crisis

The sharp decline in oil prices in recent years has crippled Venezuela’s economy and left the Maduro government teetering on the brink.

Apr 27, 2017

Venezuela
Shannon Facebook Live Venezuela Facebook Live: The Crisis in Venezuela

This afternoon I joined James M. Lindsay, senior vice president, director of studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair at the Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss the political and economic crisis …

May 31, 2017

Americas
Panelists speak on South America From Venezuela to Argentina: The Situation in South America

This afternoon, I had the privilege of speaking alongside Cynthia Arnson, Kellie Meiman Hock, and Michael Shifter on current events in South America. Our talk covered countries from Colombia to Argen…

Jul 7, 2016

Trade
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro stands in front of an image depicting the country's late President Hugo Chavez during a meeting with members of Venezuela's United Socialist Party (PSUV) in Caracas Venezuela’s Woes Reach Mercosur

Mercosur is under considerable internal strain. As at other times in the trade bloc’s history, shifting political winds and changing trade priorities have placed the member countries at loggerheads. …

Mar 2, 2017

United States
U.S. policy Options in Venezuela Venezuela: Options for U.S. Policy

This morning, I had the privilege of testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations at a hearing titled “Venezuela: Options for U.S. Policy.” Also joining me before the committee we…

Mar 2, 2017

Venezuela
Options for U.S. Policy in Venezuela

Shannon K. O’Neil testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, addressing the ongoing crisis in Venezuela and proposing U.S. policy options aimed at combatting the political, econ…

Dec 17, 2009

Brazil
Venezuela’s Risk Unhinged

The credit risk of oil exporting countries such as Venezuela and Russia tends to move with the price of oil. As a country’s oil export revenue improves, so does its ability to pay its debts. Recent…

Apr 28, 2017

Venezuela
How to Clean up the Mess in Venezuela How to Clean Up the Mess in Venezuela

Venezuela announced this week that it will withdraw from the Organization of American States, deepening its isolation and intensifying the sense of crisis there. In recent months, Venezuela has desce…

Apr 27, 2017

Venezuela
Opposition supporters clash with security forces during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas Facebook Live: The Political and Economic Crisis in Venezuela

I sat down today with my colleague Shannon K. O'Neil to talk about the ongoing political and economic crisis in Venezuela. It was a great conversation about the roots of the crisis and what Venezuela…

Oct 11, 2011

Human Rights
Venezuela’s Presidential Race

Members of Venezuela's militia and supporters of Venezuela's President Chavez attend a ceremony in Caracas (Jorge Silva/Courtesy Reuters). Today, chances are Hugo Chávez will face off agai…