Leopoldo López: Imprisoned, But Not Silent

Some books are written with ink on paper; others, on laptops. But a new book by the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López was partly written on skin...“His sister Diana wrote paragraphs [of Lopez’s book] on her skin,” Lilian Tintori, López’s wife and a human-rights advocate, told me in a recent interview in Miami. “His mother wrote on her legs … I, too, wrote on small pieces of paper I took with me, or on my own skin.” These three women would collect any information they could when they visited López, then they’d smuggle his messages out, if they could elude his jailers. The end result is the new book, “Imprisoned Yet Free,” which chronicles López’s first year in prison.