Researcher at the Madrid Royal Elcano Institute discusses the situation of Venezuela at FGV
FGV’s International Intelligence Unit (NPII), with the support of the Consulate-General of Spain in Rio de Janeiro, held, on April 3, at the FGV Headquarters, a lecture-debate with Carlos Malamud, senior researcher at the Madrid Royal Elcano Institute, on “Prospects for Venezuela in a context of South American dialogue and integration”.
The event was opened to the public and was attended by Fernando Garcia Casas, the Ambassador of Spain to Brazil. Professor Renato Flôres, Director of FGV NPII, started the debate by highlighting the current situation of Venezuela in the South American context. Researcher Carlos Malamud addressed the most challenging issues faced by the Venezuelan community and highlighted the uncertainty of the Nicolás Maduro regime and the influences of the international scene.
The international guest also mentioned a few scenarios resolving the Venezuelan crisis; dismissed the idea of a U.S. military intervention, as well as the possibility of an imminent civil war; and highlighted the disturbing presence of external armed stakeholders.
The researcher fears a regional crisis with strong consequences for South America, especially in the economic sphere. Professor Renato Flôres concluded the debate by stressing his concern regarding a final result with internal violence and emphasized the importance of immediately considering post-crisis scenarios for Venezuela.