Why is Venezuela in such a deep crisis? What powers at play, and why is the left losing? Today Esty discusses the current state of Venezuela with Miguel Tinker Salas and Maria Paez Victor.
Miguel Tinker Salas is a Professor of Latin American History and Chicano/a Latino/a Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California, and an authority on political and social issues confronting Latin America. He is the author of “Venezuela, What Everyone Needs to Know” and other publications. His expertise includes: contemporary Latin America, society and politics in Venezuela and Mexico, oil, culture and politics in Venezuela, the drug war in Mexico, Mexican border society, Chicanos/as and Latinos/as in the United States, and Latin American immigration.
Maria Páez Victor is a sociologist, born in Venezuela and educated in Caracas, New York, Mexico City, England and Canada. For several years she taught the sociology of health and medicine as well as health and environmental policies at the University of Toronto. Páez Victor has national and international experience in policy analysis and impact assessment, with expertise in the areas of health, environment, and energy.