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Venezuelan opposition leader's sentence upheld day after Trump calls for release

Venezuela’s highest court has upheld a 14-year prison sentence for a prominent opposition leader, ruling a day after Donald Trump called for the release of Leopoldo López during a White House meeting...

Trump calls for release of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader

President Donald Trump met unexpectedly Wednesday night at the White House with the wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, and called for his release.

Leopoldo Lopez: Weakness Permits Advance of Venezuelan Dictatorship

“Our attitude towards this dictatorship violating human rights must be permanent irreverence, we must challenge it and promote a profound change, a democratic change,” said the leader of Popular Will...

Venezuela: Leopoldo Lopez Proposes Roadmap to End Dictatorship

The Venezuelan political leader and prisoner, Leopoldo López, sent a message to the country on the eve of ushering in the year 2017. In the letter, written in his handwriting, he...

Launch of #FreeToBeHome Political Prisoner Campaign

Leopoldo’s family has missed his energy, his warmth, and his support. And while they will celebrate his presence in spirit, they are dreading another Christmas without him. Until they secure...

Venezuelans stage protest over political prisoners outside Vatican

Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, including the wife and mother of a jailed dissident leader, have begun a sit-in outside the Vatican demanding that the government free political prisoners....

Wives, mother of jailed Venezuelan opposition leaders chained in Vatican protest

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López's wife, Lilian Tintori; his mother, Antonieta Mendoza; and former mayor of Caracas Antonio Ledezma's wife, Mitzy de Ledezma, chained themselves at the gates of the...

What it's like being a political prisoner in Venezuela under Maduro

Francisco Marquez wants the international community to understand something about the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro: "You are dealing with a government that currently engages in having political prisoners...

For Leopoldo López, 1,000 days as Maduro’s Hostage

The detention of López is a nightmare that has lasted for almost three years. It is essential that heads of state, the Vatican, and global and regional agencies press Maduro...

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...