AS/COA Webcast: Venezuela’s Faltering Economy

Today, the Americas Society and Council of the Americas along with Caracas Chronicles hosted a panel to discuss Venezuela’s economic troubles and what to expect going forward, en español.


With whiplash-inducing inflation estimates of 720%, a worrying 8 percent contraction of the economy, and one of the highest unemployment rates in recent history, it’s pretty safe to say that Venezuela is nearing an economic meltdown; and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

A panel of experts went over the current woes of a once prosperous nation and what we could be looking forward to.


  • Alejandro Grisanti (@agrisanti), Economist and former Venezuela Analyst at Barclays
  • Armando Briquet (@armando_briquet), Political Consultant and former Campaign Manager for Henrique Capriles’ presidential bid
  • Francisco Monaldi (@fmonaldi), Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy at the Baker Institute, Rice University
  • Luz Mely Reyes (@luzmelyreyes), Journalist and Founder of Efecto Cocuyo (moderator)
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