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Venezuela bars foreign lawmakers' visit to jailed opposition leader

Authorities of the jail near Caracas where Venezuelan opposition leader Leopold Lopez is being held refused Friday to allow a group of foreign lawmakers to visit him. "I wish to...

Will Maduro pull nation back from the abyss?

"The change now has a date” announced Venezuela’s young, charismatic leader, Leopold López, from prison as he stopped his 30-day hunger strike recently. The decision to end his protest —...

Desmond Tutu: No More Hiding From Venezuela’s Abuses

The Venezuelan government announced last week that it will hold parliamentary elections on Dec. 6. This news wouldn’t have attracted much attention if it weren’t the result of a 30-day...

Venezuela Sets a Date for Change

Finally: a ray of light in Venezuela’s ever-steeper, ever-darker descent into an inferno of repression and chaos. Yesterday the Venezuelan government announced December 6 as the date of the next elections to...

Leopoldo Ends Hunger Strike

30 days ago, together with my brother Daniel Ceballos, I assumed the responsibility of initiating a hunger strike as an expression of conscious, peaceful, and non-violent protest.  Our demands could...

Jailed Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo López Ends Hunger Strike

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López ended a monthlong hunger strike, his political party and his wife said on Tuesday, a day after the government met one of his demands by setting...

Venezuela anti-government march demands election date

Marchers hit the Caracas streets Saturday to demand elections and the release of jailed Venezuelan opposition activists including figurehead Leopoldo López, who has been on hunger strike since May 24. The...

Venezuela students join opposition leader's hunger-strike protest

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has lost 12 kilograms (26 pounds) on a partial hunger-strike now in its fourth week, his family said, while students around the country escalate...

European Council President Challenges Venezuela Over Human Rights After Summit

European Council President Donald Tusk broke that silence on Friday, making it clear that Venezuela had been a big topic behind closed doors of the EU-CELAC Latin America summit. Mr. Tusk said...

Liberen a los presos de conciencia de Venezuela

La Unión Europea y la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños se reúnen actualmente en una importante cumbre en Bruselas. Aunque imagino que habrán muchos debates fructíferos centrados en fomentar...