About the

Venezuelan American Association of the U.S.

The Venezuelan American Association (VAAUS), is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1936 dedicated to promoting investment, commerce and cultural exchange between the United States and Venezuela. VAAUS was the first chamber established in the U.S. for Venezuela, and this dynamic organization has hosted hundreds of programs over the years.

VAAUS’s membership consists of leaders from a broad range of sectors including investments, banks, rating agencies, oil, agriculture, law, travel and hospitality.

We have no formal connections with any governments and do not receive any government funding. Independently we provide a forum for a variety of opinions and for dialogue leading toward the goal of better business and cultural relations between our nations.

Upcoming Event

March 30,2021

Time: 4:00 pm EDT



Become a Member

We have several levels, all of which entitle members to substantial discounts at our events. The number of people who can be included in the membership, as well as other benefits, varies according to the level you choose.

We are happy to invite you to join our VAAUS family and to receive the benefits of membership.

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Know Our Latest Events

Webinar Series:

Conversation with U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela

A Conversation with Ambassador

Carlos Vecchio

Moderator: Cynthia Arnson,Director of the Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

Opening Remarks: Ana Julia Jatar

Private Event


The Human Rights Crisis in Venezuela: A Conversation with Jose Miguel Vivanco

Moderator: Marcia Biggs, freelance journalist, expert on international conflict and humanitarian crises

Opening Remarks: Ana Julia Jatar


Regress & Progress:Venezuela & Israel


Pynchas Brenner, Ambassador of Venezuela to Israel

Moderator: Amb. Michael Skol

Opening Remarks: Ana Julia Jatar

How is the Region Coping with the COVID-19 Challenge?


Professor, Ricardo Hausmann

Moderator: Amb. Michael Skol


The United State and Venezuela


Elliot Abrams

Moderator: Amb. Michael Skol


A Conversation with 

Annette Idler

Autor of “Borderland Battles”

Private Event


A Comprehensive Look at

The Impact of COVID-19 in

The Andean Region


We were honored to have Dr. Jose A. Ocampo, Diego Macera, Russ Dallen, and Walter Spurrier Baquerizo as our speakers for this webinar. Moderated by Dr. Alejo Czerwonko,  the discussion covered the pandemic's effect on the economic and social outlook.

"Where Chaos 



An award-winning short film by Braulio Jatar and Anaïs Michel about the Venezuelan migration crisis.

Screening, Panel discussion, Networking event

The Future of Venezuela's Oil Industry

Speaker Program

An Outlook from Luis A. Pacheco, President of the Board Ad Hoc of PDVSA.


A Conversation with Lester Toledo

Speaker Program

International Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid for Venezuela.


Summer Networking Happy Hour 

A Fundraiser for Venezuela

Cultural and Networking event

Proceeds went directly to Cuatro Por Venezuela Foundation

Business Program

Venezuela in 2019: Political and Economic Outlook

On Tuesday Dec. 4 we had an important panel of experts: Alejandro Grisanti (straight from Caracas), Russ Dallen, Douglas Barrios and Luisa Palacios.

They discussed what could be in store for Venezuela's economic and political future.