Jorge Jraissaiti

Venezuela once was a prosperous and democratic country, but now, the country is living one of the most catastrophic economic collapses in history. Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chávez successor, not only has devastated the nation, but also has established a dictatorship. In Venezuela, there are human right violations, political prisoners, massive nationalizations, and students killed for political reasons by Maduro’s military.

Jorge Jraissati, one of the most prominent young leaders of Venezuela, will talk on Venezuela’s current fight for freedom, democracy, and justice, the vital lessons the citizens of Iceland should learn from the Venezuelan experience, as well as the role we, as international citizens, have in preserving freedom in every country of the world.