As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Social Justice
Institute will host an event titled “U.S. Intervention in Venezuela and
Colombia” today (Oct. 3) from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University
Center Senior Classroom.
Gloria La Riva, a longtime Latin American analyst and
activist, will share video clips of her recent tour of Venezuela and discuss the
unfolding developments in U.S.-Venezuela relations.
The U.S. government has both blamed President Maduro of
human rights violations and imposed sanctions that have blocked virtually all
aid from reaching the country. Colombia’s new president is also playing a
pivotal role in the crisis. La Riva and labor organizer Gabriel Murcia (CWR ‘18)
will lead a conversation about the two countries and the impact of U.S.