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Venezuela's civil unrest enters third week: Queen's University expert


Queen’s University Latin American expert Grace Jaramillo is available to comment on the evolving situation in Venezuela. The teaching fellow specializes in Comparative Politics of the Andean Region and Regional Integration and was a professor at the Latin American Faculty for Social Sciences. Ms. Jaramillo also has a regular column in El Comercio, one of the most prestigious newspapers in Ecuador.

“A peaceful solution to the current crisis is not possible until the government attempts to control political violence and to halt support for political militias called colectivos that are mainly to blame for the student casualties,” says Ms. Jaramillo. “The opposition is not demanding regime change, but a peaceful transition to a true democratic system where human rights are fully respected and where political opposition is not permanently threatened with incarceration, lawsuits or plain violence.”

Please note Ms. Jaramillo can also conduct interviews in Spanish.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officer Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca or Rosie Hales at 613-533-6000 ext. 77513 or rosie.hales@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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