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Leopoldo Lopez Testifies Before the Foreign Relations Committee on US Support of Democracy and Human Rights

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Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow and Cofounder of the World Liberty Congress Leopoldo Lopez testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the struggle for freedom and democracy in Venezuela. 

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My story is one of many; I have not been alone in this struggle. Hundreds of activists, social leaders, journalists, union leaders, business people, students, military officers, and common citizens have been the targets of the Maduro regime. After being in exile and learning first hand the testimonies of hundreds of democracy defenders, I now know that far from being an isolated case, this is the story of millions of individuals willing to stand up and fight for freedom around the world.

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Leopoldo López

Public Policy Fellow;
National Coordinator of the Voluntad Popular political party, Venezuela    
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