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Center for Democracy and Development in the Americas
CDDA Roundtable: The delinquent side of Venezuela's revolution
12 February 2014
The Center for Democracy and Development in the Americas organized a roundtable at the National Press Club where distinguished panelists discussed the relationship between organized crime in Venezuela and the corruption of political institutions in the country since the beginning of the so-called Bolivarian Revolution.
Speakers: Carlos Tablante – Former Venezuelan Governor and Congressman, and author of the book "Delinquent State: How organized crime operates in Venezuela". Ari Chaplin – Professor of comparative politics, Latin American History and terrorism at various colleges in the NYC metropolitan area, and author of the book "Chávez's Legacy: The Transformation from Democracy to a Mafia State". Jesus Ollarves – Human Rights Activist and Law Professor at the Central University of Venezuela. Presentation by Sergio Dahbar– Publisher of El Librero & Columnist at El Nacional. Moderator: Fermin Lares – Political journalist, former diplomat and CDDA Senior Fellow, currently writing a book on the "Dark Side of Chavismo." Closing Remarks by Leopoldo Martínez – CEO at CDDA & former Venezuelan Congressman.