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Leopoldo López

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Venezuelan Democracy Gets Its Day In Court

(7) Comments | Posted March 1, 2011 | 4:31 PM

On March 1-2, the Inter American Court of Human Rights began public hearings to investigate the disqualification of hundreds of opposition leaders from participating in Venezuelan elections. Leopoldo López, one of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders, testified before the court regarding his own disqualification, and how the case impacts the...

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Venezuela's Elections: A Building Block to Something Bigger

(21) Comments | Posted October 5, 2010 | 11:47 AM

On Sunday, Venezuela held elections for 165 seats in the National Assembly -- a loose equivalent to the mid-term elections for Congress in the U.S. -- and Venezuelans took the first step toward building a future that is democratic, inclusive and hopeful.

The desire for change was clear: 52% of...

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An Invitation to Oliver Stone: Come Live With Us in Venezuela

(51) Comments | Posted July 22, 2010 | 2:20 PM

The simple truth is that Oliver Stone does not know Venezuela very well. If he did, he would have spent more time addressing the arguments in my previous column, rather than attacking the messenger in his response.

In his country, Mr. Stone has famously taken...

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Why Oliver Stone Is Wrong About Venezuela

(107) Comments | Posted July 15, 2010 | 5:42 PM

The filmmaker Oliver Stone's documentary of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has re-energized a long-running debate about the future of Venezuela and what it means for democracy in other countries.

Mr. Stone argues the assault on human rights is of secondary concern, saying: "Why do you seek out the dark...

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