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Fears mount over Leopoldo López

Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 07:18 UTC
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 Lilian Tintori holds candlelight vigil outside the prison building where her husband is under arrest. Lilian Tintori holds candlelight vigil outside the prison building where her husband is under arrest.

The imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader was last seen on Friday. Wife holds candlelight vigil as Maduro fails to produce proof of life.Lilian Tintori, wife of imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and their followers held a candlelight vigil outside the Ramo Verde jail Wednesday night as the government of Nicol疽 Maduro failed to produce a much demanded proof of life before the 8pm deadline.

 The Lopez family has not heard from him in any form since Friday at 2pm, Venezuelan time.

The opening of political dialogue in Venezuela had prompted the opposition to halt their actions against President Nicolas Maduro, including his impeachment and a march originally scheduled for this Thursday in Caracas towards the Miraflores presidential palace.

The opposition-led National Assembly has postponed “for a few days” the debate scheduled to determine the Maduro's political responsibility that the House considers the “rupture of the constitutional order” in Venezuela.

Deputy Julio Borges, leader of the opposition bloc, asked to delay the debate “given the fact that in the last hours the Vatican has formally entered to intercede in the constitutional and democratic crisis of the country”.

The request comes after the Venezuelan government released five jailed opposition members on Monday. But other opposition leaders demanded that all political prisoners be released and that key players such as Lopez should sit around the negotiating table.

Uncertainty about his fate may change the whole political scenario.

Categories: Politics, Venezuela.

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  • Jack Bauer

    If Lopez is 'found' dead in his cell, Maduro should be strung up like Mussolini.

    Nov 03rd, 2016 - 05:19 pm +1
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