October 20, 2018, 2 p.m.
Program Center, Brick Store Museum
4 Dane Street, Kennebunk, ME
AFIO SPEAKER TO DISCUSS
CRISIS IN VENEZUELA
KENNEBUNK – The crisis in Venezuela and its impact on U.S. policy will be examined by a Heritage Foundation Latin America expert at a public discussion Oct. 20, sponsored by the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), Maine Chapter.
Ana Rosa Quintana, the foundation’s leading expert on Latin America, has authored numerous policy studies of Cuba, Venezuela, and Central America. In addition to writing policy papers, Quintana’s articles have appeared in Real Clear World, The National Interest, and The Federalist, among others. Prior to joining Heritage, she held positions at the Defense Intelligence Agency and at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where she worked on civilian-military cooperation.
She will discuss Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s rise to power, whch critics say has turned Venezuela into a failing dictatorship, and why U.S. leadership and regional cooperation is needed to reverse Venezuela’s imminent collapse.
This is the latest in a series of discussions relating to the importance of intelligence in current public affairs. The AFIO meeting is open to the public, and will begin at 2 p.m. at the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum, 4 Dane St., Kennebunk. A question period will follow the presentation.