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5 Things to Know About Venezuela's Protest Leader

If you've been following the crisis in Venezuela only peripherally, the name Leopoldo López must've come as a surprise. During a major protest on Tuesday, he turned himself in to...

Leopoldo López, venezuelan opposition leader has been jailed

Rising figure of the Venezuelan opposition, Leopoldo Lopez spent his first night in prison. Tuesday, February 18, late morning, surrounded by tens of thousands of demonstrators came to bring him...

Trial of opposition leader an affront to justice and free assembly

The charges brought against Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López smack of a politically motivated attempt to silence dissent in the country, said Amnesty International.  “Venezuelan authorities must either present solid...

Venezuela's neighbors have to work to stem the chaos

ANYONE WATCHING Venezuela’s descent into economic and social chaos in recent months could predict what would come next: street demonstrations by students and average citizens fed up with soaring inflation,...

Venezuelan opposition chief surrenders but not without a rally

CARACAS, Venezuela — A prominent Venezuelan opposition leader surrendered to the authorities on Tuesday in the midst of a large crowd of supporters who tried to block his arrest on...

The Moment Venezuela's Protest Leader Said Goodbye To His Wife Before Turning Himself In To...

For days Leopoldo Lopez, Venezuelan opposition leader and former Mayor of Caracas, has been wanted by the government for leading the student protests that have taken hold in cities all...

Officials in Venezuela order arrest of opposition leader Leopoldo López

CARACAS — A Venezuelan court ordered the arrest of opposition leader Leopoldo López on Thursday on charges including murder and terrorism linked to street protests that resulted in the deaths...

Prominent Opposition Leader in Venezuela is Blamed for Unrest

CARACAS, Venezuela — Top government officials on Thursday blamed a prominent opposition leader for unrest that resulted in three deaths, amid growing tension over antigovernment protests.