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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  1. colleenb Member
    colleenbJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    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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