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Heinz Radio


May 20, 2019

In this episode of Heinz Radio guest interviewer Claudia Bustamante from Carnegie Mellon’s Latino/a Graduate Student Association sat down with John Polga-Hecimovich, assistant professor of comparative politics at the United States Naval Academy, to discuss the ongoing political and economic turmoil in Venezuela. Claudia and John discuss the details of the conflict, the key players in the current political standoff, and the role of bureaucracies, the military, and the international community in any potential resolution. In May, following the initial interview, John called back in to give an update on new developments in Venezuela after Juan Guiado called for mass mobilization against Maduro on April 30th.

We at Heinz Radio would like to extend a special thanks to Claudia for hosting today’s episode, and to John Polga-Hecimovich for his generosity in speaking with us twice.  You can find the latest insights from John by following him on Twitter at @jpolga