Venezuela’s Political Crisis And The Kovler Center’s Award For A Syrian Doctor

Venezuela Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door To Dictatorship
National Assembly President Julio Borges holds up ripped Supreme Court documents ruling that it can take over responsibilities assigned to congress, during a press conference at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (Ariana Cubillos/AP)
Venezuela Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door To Dictatorship
National Assembly President Julio Borges holds up ripped Supreme Court documents ruling that it can take over responsibilities assigned to congress, during a press conference at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (Ariana Cubillos/AP)

Venezuela’s Political Crisis And The Kovler Center’s Award For A Syrian Doctor

On today’s show:

  • We talk about the political crisis in Venezuela, where the Supreme Court stripped the country’s legislative body of authority before partially backing off, with David Smilde, senior fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).
  • Plus, a Syrian doctor who led 14 medical missions into Aleppo talks about his experience ahead of an award ceremony in his honor later this month.