Mariano de Alba Senior Advocacy Advisor Please submit all media inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +57 60 1 256 5769 ext 101 or +32 (0) 2 536 00 71 Crisis Group Role Mariano joined Crisis Group in February 2021. He is the main point of contact for advocacy on the political, social and economic situation in Latin America. His primary focus is the crisis in Venezuela. He also conducts research and drafts policy recommendations for relevant international organisations, governments, and legislative bodies. Professional Background Mariano has worked on political risk, foreign affairs and conflict resolution since 2014. As a lawyer specialised in international law, he represented investors in negotiations and contentious legal proceedings involving Latin American governments. He then became an analyst on Latin American legal reforms and politics for think tanks and consultancy groups in the United States. He is a regular source of insight on geopolitics for international media. Previously, he worked as a corporate lawyer for international law firms in Caracas and Washington, DC, and completed a Master’s degree in International Studies at Georgetown University. Areas of Expertise Foreign policy International Law Latin America Conflict resolution Corruption Venezuela Languages Spanish (native) English (fluent) In The News 15 Mar 2022 Maduro no tiene la intención de traicionar a Putin, sino explorar qué réditos puede sacar de este acercamiento con Estados Unidos. El País Mariano de Alba Senior Advocacy Advisor Latest Updates Commentary / Europe & Central Asia 4 March 2022 The Ukraine War: A Global Crisis? The overwhelming support for a UN resolution condemning Russia’s invasion shows that countries around the world see it as attacking global norms. Yet policymakers also view the crisis in terms of their own national interest. Crisis Group experts assess the war from thirteen vantage points. Also available in Español Q&A / Latin America & Caribbean 12 November 2021 Venezuela: International Criminal Court Probe Puts Maduro in a Quandary The International Criminal Court has announced an investigation into crimes against humanity committed during Venezuelan opposition protests in 2017. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Mariano de Alba explains that it remains unclear how the enquiry will proceed. Also available in Español Q&A / Latin America & Caribbean 23 July 2021 Handling the Aftermath of Haiti’s Presidential Assassination The killing of President Jovenel Moïse in murky circumstances has plunged the country into political turmoil. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Mariano de Alba explains the state of play and what outside actors should do as they seek to help Haiti achieve stability. Also available in Español, Français 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.