Venezuela’s Illegitimate Constituent Assembly and the Consolidation of a Dictatorship

Venezuela’s Illegitimate Constituent Assembly and the Consolidation of a Dictatorship

Date: Wed, August 23 2017 Time: 4:00pm

Freedom House
1850 M Street NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

Tu País Foundation

“Democracy in Exile”

 A panel discussion with OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, National Assembly President Julio Borges and key justices from Venezuela’s Supreme Court

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Please join The Mark Palmer Forum for the Advancement of Democracy, El Tiempo Latino and Tu País Foundation for a panel-style event with OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, Venezuela’s Supreme Court justices Antonio José Marval Jiménez and Alejandro Jesús Rebolledo, and Julio Borges, the president of the National Assembly, to discuss the death of democracy in Venezuela. Justices Jiménez and Rebolledo, who are among those appointed to the high Court by the country’s National Assembly, are under politically motivated investigations and persecution from the government of Maduro.

The panelists will discuss the end of separation of powers and the general, accelerated erosion of democratic institutions that the country has experienced. 

Commentary:

Luis Almagro

Secretary General of the Organization of American States

 

Moderator:

Michael Abramowitz

President of Freedom House

 

 Panelists:

Antonio José Marval Jiménez

Appointed Supreme Court Justice

 

 Alejandro Jesús Rebolledo

Appointed Supreme Court Justice

 

Julio Borges

President of the National Assembly

Event will be in Spanish - translation available 

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