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 of three people Wednesday.

Using a slogan “The Exit,” the U.S.-educated López has for two weeks helped to organize sporadic demonstrations around the country to denounce President Nicolás Maduro for failing to control inflation, crime and product shortages.