Crisis in Caracas, unrest in Venezuela

A couple look through a window during a strike called to protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela,

Dany Bahar, a fellow in the Global Economy and Development program, explains the circumstances behind increasing social, political, and economic unrest in Venezuela and offers some recommendations on a response to the situation.

Also in this episode: Molly Reynolds, a fellow in Governance Studies, describes why it has been so difficult for Senate Republicans to even begin writing legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare in our regular “What’s Happening in Congress” segment.

Show notes:

Venezuela has two tough options—only one provides hope

Goldman’s rescue of Venezuelan dictator is a moral and financial disaster

10 things you should know about the current crisis in Venezuela

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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producer Vanessa Sauter.  Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, and David Nassar.

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