Interview With Leopoldo López, ’93 Alum, From His Jail Cell

On Friday, we published a letter from Kenyon alumna Sue Corral ’93, imploring current Kenyon students to support the efforts of Venezuelan political prisoner Leopoldo López ’93. Now, Corral is sharing an interview conducted by Roberto Giusti with López in his jail cell, originally published in El Universal, Caracas — read it in full below.

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“In the solitude of my cell, innocence is my best companion.”

“Those who think that the regime is falling or faltering because of the economic situation are wrong…I assume responsibility for calling people to the streets. If necessary, I would do it again,” said Lopez.

Sue Corral ’93 was kind enough to give us a copy of this interview with Leopoldo López ’93 from his prison cell in Venezuela on March 16th, translated by Antonio Sarmiento at Marabotto Translations. The interview is transcribed after the jump:  Continue reading