On December 6, 2020, President Nicolás Maduro consolidated his grip on power after claiming victory in Venezuela’s parliamentary election — an election that was denounced by electoral observers and boycotted by opposition parties. The question now is who has political legitimacy? The Maduro regime or the opposition?
In the last episode of season 2, Suta Kavari introduces our new host Sruthi Palaniappan as they take a look at the crisis in Venezuela. They speak with David Smolansky, one of the leaders of the Popular Will Party and the former mayor of El Hatillo in Caracas, Venezuela, to illuminate the political front of the crisis.
To uncover the everyday realities of Venezuelans and the impact the humanitarian emergency in Venezuela has had on neighboring countries, Suta and Sruthi are joined by two Oxford MPP students, Samuel Diaz from Venezuela and Manuel Azuero from Colombia.