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Venezuela Detains Activists Calling for Maduro's Ouster

The Venezuelan intelligence service detained five opposition activists in what rights groups call another sign of a government crackdown on opponents trying to stage a referendum to remove embattled President...

Paraguay claims Venezuelan gov't violates human rights

Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes on Friday said “the world has witnessed abuses suffered by the Venezuelan people,” and he added that Paraguay, as a Member State of the Southern Common...

Obama urges Venezuela to respect democratic process

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged the Venezuelan government to respect the democratic process and the rule of law, including allowing the release of political prisoners. "Political prisoners should be...

Lawyers worldwide call for release of Venezuelan dissenter Leopoldo López

Through a communiqué, 1,200 lawyers worldwide asked the Venezuelan justice for the immediate release of opposition leader Leopoldo López. 

Standing Up for Democracy in Venezuela

On Thursday, diplomats from across the hemisphere are scheduled to convene in Washington at the request of Luis Almagro, the secretary general of the Organization of American States, to discuss...

Leopoldo Lopez Represents All Prisoners of Conscience, Spanish Lawyer Says

Venezuelan politician Leopoldo Lopez “represents all prisoners of conscience in the world,” Spanish lawyer Javier Cremades said on Monday in Caracas. Cremades is in Caracas to work with the legal team...

Venezuela suspends appeal hearing for Leopoldo Lopez

The hearing for the appeal of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, sentenced to almost 14 years in prison for violence that occurred during a protest march, was suspended Monday, his...

John Kerry Urges Venezuela to Release Political Prisoners, Permit Referendum

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking to the Organization of American States on Tuesday, called on Venezuela’s government to release political prisoners and permit a recall referendum that, if...

Imprisoned leader: “I won’t exchange Maduro’s ouster for my freedom”

In an attempt to establish a dialogue between the Venezuelan opposition and Nicolás Maduro's administration, former President of Spain Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero managed to meet with political prisoner Leopoldo López. During their conversation, López said he...

Venezuela lets jailed opposition leader Lopez appeal

A Venezuelan court has ruled to allow jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to appeal his 14-year sentence for inciting violence at anti-government protests in 2014, his lawyer said Friday.