Leopoldo Martínez

Board Chair for Latino Victory Project

Leopoldo Martínez is the Chairman of Latino Victory Project and the CEO of the Center for Democracy and Development in the Americas (CDDA), a "think-do" thank based in Washington, DC. He is also the Executive Editor of From 2000-2005, Martínez was a member of congress in Venezuela. After being harassed by the regime of Hugo Chavez, he moved to the United States, where he continues to advocate for Venezuela's return to democracy, while working in empowerment programs with the Latino community. Martínez is the author of the book, “Democracia Económica”. He has served as a Professor of Tax and Public Finance Law at the Andrés Bello Catholic University in Venezuela and as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School. His articles and op-eds have been published by the Wall Street Journal, Fox News Latino, El Nacional, El Mundo and El Universal. He is a frequent TV commentator in NTN24 and CNN En Español.