Diego Arria is a Venezuelan with broad experience – particularly in politics and diplomacy. For instance, he was Venezuela’s ambassador to the U.N. Later, he was a U.N. official, an assistant secretary-general. With Jay, he discusses the latest out of his country: the push for democracy and the furious resistance of the dictatorship. He talks about the young people leading the opposition: Juan Guaidó and Leopoldo López. He talks about the role of the United States – and of the regime’s backers, particularly Cuba, Russia, and China. Also: What is the effect of all this on Ambassador Arria personally? A wise, informed, intimately involved voice.

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    Great interview. It indeed must be beyond heartbreaking to see this happen to your country, your homeland. Wish Ambassador Arria would have a little talk with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Omar, and Sen. Sanders about this situation. 

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    • May 8, 2019, at 8:31 AM PDT
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