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 not be more democratic: we asked for a fixed date for the elections with qualified international observers from the OAS and the EU and that these elections be conducted without political prisoners, censorship, and repression.  

The days have been slow and heavy, but fueled by our conviction in the reasons that led us to take up this protest.  During these four weeks, we have made progress, but we have much more to do in this fight to reconquer democracy and finally lead our people along a path of peace, well-being, and progress.

Concerning the date of the elections, I only have to say with much hope: Venezuela now has a date for change.