Ricardo SÃ¡nchez A young leader and an Internet-era movement are watchdogs for freedom in Venezuela
As the oldest of five brothers, Ricardo SÃ¡nchez is used to taking a leadership role. But today the 24-year-old student has more responsibility than ever: he heads a nationwide coalition of students bent on safeguarding their country's democracy. An international-studies major at Central University of Venezuela, SÃ¡nchez is a star in a nascent movement, one that is making itself felt in a political system critics say has vested inordinate power in one man: President Hugo ChÃ¡vez.
It was last May, after the government refused to...