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Video - Conflict and Compromise in Venezuela: The Two Sides Speak
Video - Conflict and Compromise in Venezuela: The Two Sides Speak

Venezuela in Crisis

The results of the December 2015 parliamentary elections could have been an opportunity to seek a negotiated solution to Venezuela's protracted political crisis. Instead, the country is in a spiral of confrontation and chaos. In this video, Crisis Group Andes Senior Analyst Phil Gunson, and former Crisis Group Latin America Program Director Javier Ciurlizza explain how political confrontation, economic mismanagement and crime have pushed Venezuela to the brink of collapse.

Venezuela in Crisis

In this video, Crisis Group's Javier Ciurlizza and Phil Gunson explain how political confrontation, economic mismanagement and crime have pushed Venezuela to the brink of collapse. CRISIS GROUP

Video - Conflict and Compromise in Venezuela: The Two Sides Speak

In Caracas, International Crisis Group asked government officials, opposition activists and political analysts alike to speak to camera about their views on how to resolve Venezuela's catastrophic political and humanitarian crisis.

In Caracas, International Crisis Group asked government officials, opposition activists and political analysts alike to speak to camera about their views of how to resolve Venezuela's catastrophic political and humanitarian crisis. We asked each interviewee the same questions, to exclude political bias and to discover whether there are areas of potential agreement between them.

The interviews confirm that the gap between government and opposition remains very wide, but reveals that there are areas of common ground. Many people from both sides believe that the only peaceful way out of the crisis is through negotiations, and, just as importantly, both sides are willing to make concessions to that end.

Conflict and Compromise in Venezuela: The Two Sides Speak

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