Leonardo Flores

Leonardo Flores

Leonardo Flores is a Latin American policy expert and campaigner with CodePink.

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A U.S. Justice Department images displays charges against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other Venezuelan officials on March 26, 2020. Views
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Trump’s Narcoterrorism Indictment of Maduro Already Backfires
For twenty years, right wing extremists in Miami and Washington have been slandering the Venezuelan government, accusing it of drug trafficking and harboring terrorists without ever offering even a shred of evidence . They finally got their wish on Thursday, when the U.S. Department of Justice...
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Venezuelan doctors conducting a COVID-19 house visit. (Photo: Courtesy of @OrlenysOV) Views
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Venezuela’s Coronavirus Response Might Surprise You
Within a few hours of being launched, over 800 Venezuelans in the U.S. registered for an emergency flight from Miami to Caracas through a website run by the Venezuelan government. This flight, offered at no cost, was proposed by President Nicolás Maduro when he learned that 200 Venezuelans were...
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, President Donald Trump and U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien. (Photo: Getty Images) Views
Monday, March 16, 2020
'Maximum-Pressure March': US Hybrid War on Venezuela Heats Up
The first quarter of 2020 has seen the Trump administration escalate its rhetoric against Venezuela. At the State of the Union, President Trump promised to “smash” and destroy the Venezuelan government. This was followed by a renewed threat of a naval blockade on the country, which is an act of war...
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A supporter of former President Evo Morales hands over an indigenous flags "wiphala" to an anti-riot police officer during a protest in La Paz, Bolivia, on November 12, 2019. Protesters have been in the streets calling for Morales' resignation. He stepped down after the army requested he leave his post and requested political asylum from Mexico. (Photo: Marcelo Perez Del Carpio/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
How the OAS and US Just Helped Overthrow Another Government
The United States and the Organization of American States can add another coup to their scorecards, even if U.S. media refuses to recognize it as such . This time it was in Bolivia, where President Evo Morales was forced to step down on November 10, following weeks of pressure and extremist...
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Sunday, October 06, 2019
The Latest on the Diplomatic War Against Venezuela
According to conventional wisdom, the Trump administration, as well as its regional allies in the Lima Group and the Venezuelan opposition, were set to intensify the diplomatic war on the Venezuelan government at the U.N. General Assembly. However, they only managed to demonstrate how far removed...
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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza (2nd L) looks at opposition member Javier Bertucci during the signing of the dialogue agreement between the government and the opposition in Caracas on September 18, 2019. (Photo: Matias Delacroix/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Monday, September 23, 2019
Dialogue in Venezuela Another Missed Opportunity for Democrats
Days after the Democratic presidential candidates missed yet another opportunity to challenge President Donald Trump’s failed Venezuela policy on the debate stage on September 12, President Nicolás Maduro signed an important agreement with four opposition parties. These events offer insight into...
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