All Rights for all People

Leopoldo López
The Americas
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Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López describes how his country has become one of the poorest and most dangerous countries in the world. López explains that 57% of Venezuelans live in poverty and 27% live in extreme poverty, and the country has become the most violent nation in the Americas, with a per capita murder rate nearly twice as high as Colombia. López reveals that these trends have all intensified over the past ten years, despite an increase in government revenues with the rising price of oil. López says that this is a failure of leadership—one that sustains poverty, inequality, insecurity, violence, and division.

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