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22 October 2020

Venezuela: Is There a Bottom to this Historic Reversal of Fortune?

The latest in our BVS webinar series, we were honoured to be joined by speaker Pedro Mario Burelli, Founder and Managing Director at B+V Advisors and Former Member of the Executive Board of PDVSA who gave us his unique insight into Venezuela's situation and thoughts on the future

Introduction given and Q&A moderated by Peter West, Chairman of the BVS and Economic Advisor at EM Funding

15 September 2020

Illegal Mining - Human Suffering and Environmental Disaster

A focus on the socioeconomic and environmental damage caused by illegal mining operations in Venezuela.


With panelists Cristina Burelli, Founder and Executive Director of V5Initiative, a nonprofit that advises and connects civil society organisations in the Americas, and Dr. Federica Paddeu, Derek Bowett Fellow in Law at the University of Cambridge who specialises in law of State responsibility and the law on the use of force

8 July 2020

Social Development of Venezuela, Beyond Its Borders

Round table with Lala Lovera, Executive Director of Comparte Por Una Vida, Colombia; Roberto Patiño, Founder and Director of Alimenta la Solidaridad and Felipe Muñoz, Advisor to the President of Colombia for the Colombian-Venezuelan Border

3 June 2020

Global Trends Affecting Venezuela

Presentation from Dr. Moisés Naím, Distinguished Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, widely recognised as one of the world's leading thinkers


Moderator: Dr Peter West

BVS Chairman and Economic Advisor at EM Funding

Closing Remarks: Dr Vanessa Neumann

Official Representative of President Guaidó to the UK and Honorary President of the BVS 

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Pedro Burelli

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Lala Lovera

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Roberto Patiño

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Felipe Muñoz


Mariana Siblesz de Alvarez

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Christina Burelli

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Dr Federica Paddeu

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