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The most important political prisoner in Latin America

Opposition leader Leopoldo López.
Opposition leader Leopoldo López. Photo: Leopoldo López / AFP / Getty Images

"Can Venezuela Be Saved? As a nation unwinds, Leopoldo López, the opposition’s most prominent leader, sits under house arrest and contemplates what might still be possible," by Wil S. Hylton.

Why he matters: "[H]e has become the most prominent political prisoner in Latin America, if not the world. His case has been championed by just about every human rights organization on earth."