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“What’s the Matter with Venezuela?” That’s the title of an upcoming lecture by Alexander Main, the senior associate for international policy at the Center for Economic Policy Research in Washington, D.C. Main says the mainstream media mischaracterize the economic and political crises in Venezuela; and his work focuses on debunking those narratives and showing how the crises are the result of multiple causes and the actions of external players, like the United States.

Main is in Rochester for a presentation at the Rochester Committee on Latin America, but first, he’s our guest on Connections. In studio:

  • Alexander Main, senior associate for international policy at the Center for Economic Policy Research in Washington, D.C.
  • Grania Marcus, member of ROCLA