Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Tulane faculty member David Smilde quoted in The Washington Post on diplomatic efforts with Venezuela

August 15th, 2017

David Smilde, a senior fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America and professor of Sociology at Tulane University, spoke to The Washington Post about Vice-President Pence‘€™s diplomatic efforts in returning democracy to Venezuela. In it, Smidle stresses that Vice President Pence must assure allies in Central and South America that ‘€œthe United States respects their diplomatic efforts and will not engage in unilateral measures that are guaranteed to be counterproductive.‘€ Read the full story here.

Dr. Smilde also contributed an op-ed piece in the New York Times titled How to Avoid Civil War in Venezuela earlier this summer.

South America + People
Sonya Wohletz
Ph.D. Candidate