My Brother, Leopoldo López, Is No Longer in Prison. But He Is Not Free – and Neither Is Venezuela.

This week, Leopoldo was released into home arrest. The Supreme Court, controlled by Maduro, let him go on humanitarian grounds, with a short statement that mentioned his health problems. This is a victory for those who have been pushing for reform in the streets for more than 100 days now. It is also great news for his family – he will not suffer any more, and will be able to live with his wife and children...But he is not free – he is merely under house arrest. Letting Leopoldo go home does not mean conditions are improving in Venezuela. In fact, things are worse than ever.