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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
The NYT Pays Homage to Fascist Venezuelan Coup Plotter
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
In 2015, Leopoldo Lopez was arrested, prosecuted and convicted, and imprisoned for inciting months of violence and related crimes against the state – a US-regime change plot still ongoing to replace Bolivarian social democracy with fascist tyranny.
He and others were responsible for scores of deaths and injuries, along with destruction of private property.
Life imprisonment in America would likely follow conviction of similar crimes. Lopez was sentenced to 14 years. After three years in prison, he was transferred to house arrest for humanitarian reasons in July 2017.
President Maduro called him the "face of fascism" in Venezuela. Along with co-conspirators, he launched a US-supported La Salida (the Exit) campaign.
It openly called for ousting Venezuela's government, inciting street violence to return the country
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