The Poster Boy: Can Leopoldo López unite Venezuela's fractious opposition and exorcise the ghost of Hugo Chávez?

Before his arrest last week, Leopoldo López was part of the second tier of Venezuelan opposition leaders, less well known and far less influential than leading lights like Miranda State Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski -- who lost last year's hotly
contested presidential election to Nicolas Maduro -- and Lara State Governor Henry Falcon.

But after attaching his political fortunes to his country's suddenly revived and student-led protest movement, López, 42, has charged to the forefront of the country's fractured opposition movement. And thanks to his dramatic arrest last week, López has become the poster boy for Venezuela's street protests and a hero for opposing President Nicolás Maduro.