It’s been a year since Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was jailed and some 40 people were killed during street protests. And Venezuela is worse off.
“We are facing I would say, a perfect storm,” says Carlos Vecchio, the right-hand man to Lopez and national political coordinator for the opposition party Voluntad Popular. “Not only from the economic point of view, but also from the social point of view and the political point of view.”
In his first English interview, Vecchio tells Fusion’s Mariana Atencio why he had to flee Venezuela to avoid getting arrested—and why his party needs the Chavistas’ support now more than ever.