Podcast / Latin America & Caribbean 25 May 2021 Venezuela’s Multifaceted Crisis and Europe This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Mariano de Alba talk to Venezuelan activist Roberto Patiño about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, the opportunities for change and what role the European Union and the U.S. could play in a possible transition. Share Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Whatsapp Save Print Venezuela’s multifaceted crisis has no solution in sight: from the massive migration problem – the number of Venezuelan refugees surpasses the Syrian crisis this year – to widespread hunger, the need for a regime transition and a shortage of vaccines against COVID-19. What can the European Union (EU) do to push for a sustainable future in Venezuela? In a special episode prepared in collaboration with the Open Society European Policy Institute, Olga and guest co-host Mariano de Alba talk to Venezuelan activist Roberto Patiño about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and Roberto’s social initiatives, which feed thousands of children daily and provide hot meals during the pandemic to health workers. They discuss what a possible transition would look like in Venezuela and the importance of negotiation. They also talk about what role the EU could play to this end and the recent agreement between the World Food Programme – funded by the EU and U.S. – and Maduro’s regime. Roberto says Europe should take more political risks with respect to Venezuela and lead the multilateral game in Caracas. Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. For more information: Read the report, Comunidad Venezuela: Una agenda de investigación y acción local. Explore Crisis Group’s Venezuela page. Related Tags Multilateral Diplomacy Venezuela Contributors Olga Oliker Program Director, Europe and Central Asia OlyaOliker Mariano de Alba Senior Advocacy Advisor marianodealba Roberto Patiño Founder and CEO of Mi Convive and Alimenta La Solidaridad More for you Podcast / Africa The Horn Podcast Hold Your Fire!