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Ana Leca

Ana Leca, Program Officer for Latin America Programs at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, writes for Fox News about President Nicolás Maduro’s latest crackdown on free speech in Venezuela.

In the 20th century, Venezuela quickly became one of the wealthiest countries in Latin America after discovering vast oil reserves. That all changed when Hugo Chávez seized power. Elected democratically following a failed military coup, Chávez moved to entrap Venezuela in his socialist system of corruption, greed, and clientelism — or, as he called it, the “Bolivarian Revolution.”

We remember Franklin Brito and the price of truth in Venezuela. Read more to learn about his historic fight for freedom.