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More than 100,000 Venezuelans cross the Simon Bolivar bridge to buy basic goods, San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, July 17, 2016 (AP photo by Ariana Cubillos).

What Venezuela’s Ongoing Crisis Means for the Region

Friday, July 22, 2016

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss the fallout from the attempted coup in Turkey and political turmoil in Zimbabwe. For the Report, David Smilde discusses Venezuela’s ongoing political and economic crisis and how it could affect Colombia’s peace process with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

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Relevant articles on WPR:

With Friends Like Turkey, the U.S. Needs Russia in Syria
Failed Coup Is a Victory for Erdogan, but Not for Turkey’s Democracy
Erdogan’s Post-Coup Purge Puts a Chill on U.S.-Turkey Ties
As Turmoil Sparks the Largest Protests in Years, Where Is Zimbabwe Headed?
After Much-Awaited Judgment Day, What’s Next in the South China Sea?
After Nice, Politicized Security Debate Heightens France’s Partisan Divide
South Africa’s Space Program Suffers From Lack of Political Will
WPR’s Series on Space Priorities and Programs

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional Audio Credits:

Al Jazeera English: UNASUR ministers meet in Chile to discuss Venezuela crisis
Euronews: Hundreds are arrested in Venezuela during food riots and looting

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