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MEDIA ADVISORY: Rubio To Chair Senate Hearing On Venezuela Tomorrow

Mar 16, 2015 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women’s Issues, will be holding a hearing tomorrow, March 17 on the crisis in Venezuela.

The hearing, entitled “Deepening Political and Economic Crisis in Venezuela: Implications for U.S. Interests and the Western Hemisphere,” will feature testimony from Obama Administration officials and non-government experts.

The following event will be live-streamed here.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

10:00am ET

Rubio to Hold Hearing on the Crisis in Venezuela

Senate Dirksen Building, Room SD-419

Washington, D.C. 


Panel One

Mr. Alex Lee

Deputy Assistant Secretary for South America and Cuba

Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

U.S. Department of State

Washington, D.C.


Mr. John Smith

Acting Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control

U.S. Department of Treasury

Washington D.C.


Panel Two

Mr. Douglas Farah


IBI Consultants


Mr. Santiago A. Canton

Executive Director of RFK Partners for Human Rights

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights


Dr. Christopher Sabatini, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University