Venezuela and US Interventionism (PODCAST)

Feb 27, 2019
8:40 AM
Originally published at In The Thick

The crisis in Venezuela escalated over the weekend after the government blocked humanitarian aid at the Colombian border, leading to violence and protests. In this episode, Julio and guest host All Star Imara Jones talk with guests Eli Lopez, senior editor of global opinions at the Washington Post, and Phil Gunson, senior analyst with the International Crisis Group and writer on Latin America about the political tension in Venezuela and what role the U.S. plays in it.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • Vox explains what went down this weekend at the Venezuelan-Colombian border
  • This episode of the Intercepted podcast delves into the US’ interventionist history, and what it means for the political regime in Venezuela
  • An in-depth look at the humanitarian and economic crisis in Venezuela, explained through charts from the BBC.


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