Venezuela’s rebel couple

Since early 2014, López has essentially been silenced in prison, so Tintori has been speaking out on his behalf, making sure to keep her husband’s quest for justice at the forefront of political discourse in Venezuela. For the most part, she wages her battles domestically, but she doesn’t hesitate to make the case for his release in international forums as well. This is how Tintori has become one of the biggest threats to the Maduro regime’s tight hold on power. And her bravery stands in stark contrast to the cowardice of presidents across Latin America, who have refused to criticize violations against human rights and democracy in Venezuela.