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Is anyone addressing Venezuela’s refugee crises?

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Dany Bahar, David M. Rubenstein fellow in the Global Economy and Development program, discusses his recent trip to the Venezuelan border and the economic and refugee crises the country is currently facing.

Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds explains the politics behind the Senate’s confirmation of President Trump’s appointments in her regular “What’s Happening in Congress” segment.

 

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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producers Brennan Hoban and Chris McKenna. Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, Camilo Ramirez, and David Nassar.

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