By LISA SANDERS, M.D.
|Over the past year, As Venezuela descended into an unprecedented crisis — the world’s highest rate of inflation, extreme shortages of food and medicine, constant electrical blackouts, thousands of children dying of malnutrition, rampant crime in every province, looting and rioting in the streets — its opposition leader remained silent, until now. In this week’s cover story, Leopoldo López, the most prominent political prisoner in Latin America, who has been forbidden to speak with the press under the terms of his imprisonment, talks with Wil S. Hylton about what, if anything, could lift his country out of turmoil. ‘‘I think our responsibility is to move beyond the personal resentment,’’ López says. ‘‘Four years in prison have given me the possibility of seeing things a different way, of putting rage in its perspective.’’|
|Elsewhere in the magazine, Bruce Falconer writes about the mysterious art, and big business, of color forecasting. Matt Flegenheimer writes about John Kelly — the man Democrats and Republicans alike thought could bring order to the Trump administration — if he could hang on. And John Herrman writes about those vexing red dots, commonly seen at the corners of app icons, and how they took over your life.|
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|Jake Silverstein |
Editor in Chief