Hey Reddit, I'm Chris Arsenault, a journalist for Al Jazeera English reporting on the current turmoil in Venezuela. AMA!
Hey Reddit! I'm Chris Arsenault, a journalist for Al Jazeera English currently reporting from Caracas, Venezuela.
With the world's largest proven oil reserves, there are billions of dollars at stake in Venezuela's ongoing turmoil. Supporters of Nicolas Maduro's government say their lives have improved since the socialists won their first election in 1998 - but opponents of the government have been demonstrating since February over violent crime, massive inflation, corruption and what they consider to be government repression.
You can check out my articles on Venezuela here.
I cover events in Latin America for Al Jazeera English online, and my work on Venezuela was recently nominated for two One World media awards. Before that, I worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and a series of newspapers.
I'll be on at 10AM EST to answer your questions about the situation in Venezuela - or about anything else you might want to ask.