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Beyond Sanctions: Is a Global Response to Rising Authoritarianism Possible?

June 8, 202223:50

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we are joined by Venezuelan political leader, pro-democracy activist and Sakharov prize laureate Leopoldo López.  He discusses his project at the Wilson Center, “Facing the Rise of Authoritarianism,” which examines the growth of autocratic regimes throughout the world.  He also highlights how his own time as a political prisoner under the Maduro regime has influenced his life and activism.


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