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Wednesdays @ the Center: Things are Never So Bad that They Can't Get Worse

flyer for William Neuman with his headshot
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
William Neuman
Wednesdays at the Center

William Neuman arrived in Venezuela in 2012 as bureau chief for the New York Times. He chronicled the first stage of that country's harrowing implosion through 2016, then returned in 2019 to watch it reach bottom. His richly reported account - "Things Are Never So Bad That They Can't Get Worse: Inside the Collapse of Venezuela" - is a thorough and important history not just of the vast metastasis of the Bolivarian Revolution's cancers, but also of how the oil republic's sicknesses had spread well before Chávez, from the moment it drilled its first Lake Maracaibo well in 1914.

Mr. Neuman's talk on the current crisis in Venezuela will be moderated by former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela, Patrick Duddy.

A light lunch will be available in Room 130/132 before and after the event. No eating will be allowed in Rm 240. Books will be available for purchase. MASKS RECOMMENDED.

Part of the Duke Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Latin America and the United States in the 21st Century Seminar Series