Dialogues

 


How Can the Current Stalemate Between the Opposition-Led Street Protests and Government Be Broken? What Role Does the Government-Sponsored Consituyente Play in This Context? What Lessons Can Be Drawn from Other Cases to Resolve Similar Deep Crises and Avoid Spiral into Violence?

Responses: 

Jennifer McCoy, Georgia State University:

How Can the Current Stalemate Between the Opposition-Led Street Protests and Government Be Broken? What Role Does the Government-Sponsored Consituyente Play In This Context?


Steve Ellner, Latin American Perspectives:

Impediments to a Negotiated Solution and Possible Keys to Help Overcome Them

As a Requisite for Achieving National Reconciliation, the Opposition Needs to Abandon Protests Conducive to Confrontation and Disruptions


Miguel Tinker Salas, Pomona College:

The Politics of Brinksmanship Does Little to Resolve the Crisis In Venezuela


Daniel Hellinger, Webster University:

Constituent Assembly is Obstacle, Not Solution to the Crisis


Jennifer McCoy, Georgia State University:

Reply to Steve, Miguel and Dan – We Do Have Some Agreement


 

Is the OAS Playing a Constructive Role on Venezuela? What Should It Be Doing Differently?

Responses: 

David Smilde, Tulane University and Washington Office on Latin America:

Has Invocation of the OAS Democratic Charter had a Positive Impact on Venezuela’s Political Process? 


Miguel Tinker Salas, Pomona College:

 Venezuela and the OAS


Jennifer McCoy, Georgia State University:

Can and Should the OAS Play a Role in the Current Venezuelan Crisis?


Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research:

Venezuela Needs Honest Mediation, Not OAS Intervention


Steve Ellner, Latin American Perspectives:

The OAS Has Contributed to Venezuelan Polarization and Undermined the Call for National Dialogue


Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research:

Reply to Smilde: We Are Not Arguing About Universal Human Rights, Which the OAS is Not Defending


David Smilde, Tulane University and Washington Office on Latin America:

Response to David and Jennifer: International Intervention is Justifiable Only in Cases of Systematic and Flagrant Violation of Human Rights and Democratic Norms

Reply to Weisbrot and Ellner: We agree on some basic facts, but not on theory


Jennifer McCoy, Georgia State University:

Reply to Tinker Salas, Weisbrot and Ellner: We agree on some basics, but differ in interpretation and prioritization of issues.