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WEBCAST: AQ’s Expert Panel on the Venezuelan Diaspora and COVID-19

AQ hosts a conversation about the pandemic's effects on Venezuelan migrants in Latin America.
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It’s one of the biggest transformations in Latin America’s history: more than 4.5 million migrants who have moved elsewhere in the region since 2015, mainly departing Venezuela. The response from host nations like Colombia, Peru, and Brazil has been mostly generous but is now being tested by the coronavirus, rising xenophobia, and slowing economies. What is the reality faced by Venezuelans and other migrant groups and how is it evolving during the pandemic? What are governments doing and what can they do better? Our expert panel will bring new insight to a rapidly changing situation.

This program was livestreamed on April 22, 2020, at 2 p.m. ET.


  • Felipe Muñoz, Presidential Advisor for the Colombian-Venezuelan Border, Office of the Presidency, Colombia @felipemgomez8
  • Luisa Feline Freier, Assistant Professor, Universidad del Pacífico @FelineFreier
  • Lala Lovera, Founder, Fundación Comparte por una Vida Colombia @lalalovera
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly @BrazilBrian (moderator)

Tags: Events, Migration
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