Tag: Henrique Capriles

Henrique Capriles
Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 23:27 UTC

Hard-line opposition leader Lopez on trial; defense evidence thrown out

The opposition leader was arrested on February 18 after he spoke at a demonstration that turned violent

The trial against Venezuelan hard-line opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who is accused of inciting violence at anti-government protests has began in Caracas. Lopez could face up to 13 years in jail if convicted.

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez will remain in a military prison

The Court of Appeals maintained the charges against Lopez

The Caracas Court of Appeals rejected on Friday the defense attorney's plea for the release of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, locked up in a military prison since last Feb. 18, Venezuela's Supreme Court said Friday.

Tuesday, March 4th 2014 - 23:31 UTC

Venezuela prepares to honor Chavez on the first anniversary of his death

 The charismatic Chavez in 14 years won a dozen national elections and became an international reference figure

Venezuela has geared up for commemorations of populist leader Hugo Chávez's death despite continued protests against his successor that have shaken the OPEC member and threatened the legacy of “El Comandante.”

Tuesday, February 18th 2014 - 20:25 UTC

In the midst of a huge turnout, Venezuelan opposition leader hands himself to security forces

“Today I present myself before an unjust, corrupt justice system”, said Leopoldo López

Hard-line opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has handed himself over to Venezuelan security forces answering an arrest warrant placed on the figure following last week's fatal protests against the regime of President Nicolas Maduro. The government formally accused Lopez of instigating the protests and conspiring for a right-wing coup.

Wednesday, January 8th 2014 - 05:48 UTC

Venezuela's violent crime unstoppable: former beauty queen and husband shot dead

 The 2004 Miss Venezuela was vacationing on her country

Gunmen shot dead a former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband in the South American nation, authorities said today. Monica Spear, 29, a soap opera actress, and Henry Berry, 39, died in an attempted robbery on the highway between Puerto Cabello and Valencia in central Venezuela.

Friday, November 29th 2013 - 07:23 UTC

Desperately dollar-short Venezuela planning gold reserves swap operation

Opposition leader Capriles who released the news said it was supplied “by friends inside government”

Venezuela is evaluating a swap agreement involving gold reserves as a way to fortify dollar supplies in a country which suffers chronic product shortages and inflation close to 55%. Opposition leader Henrique Capriles said last week that the government was negotiating a swap operation with Goldman Sachs involving 1.45 million ounces of gold worth around 1.86 billion dollars.

Monday, November 25th 2013 - 08:03 UTC

Tens of thousands turn out to the streets to protest Venezuela economic situation

Maduro has ordered businesses to slash prices and people have flooded shops to take advantage of discounted items

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched in Venezuela on Saturday to pressure President Nicolás Maduro’s government before December 8 local elections after their leader denounced the pre-dawn arrest of an aide.

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013 - 08:15 UTC

Santos and Maduro agree to open a new chapter of neighbourly relations

There are things we do not agree on but we have the responsibility to work together”, said Colombian leader Santos

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos on Monday agreed to turn the page on a diplomatic dispute triggered when Santos met with Venezuela's main opposition leader in May.

Wednesday, June 12th 2013 - 07:24 UTC

Venezuela’s electoral council ratifies Maduro victory; Capriles appeals to Supreme Court

“Election results in Venezuela are and will continue to be a reflection of the will of the people” said Tibisay Lucena

Venezuela's National Electoral Council said an audit of the results of presidential elections in April confirmed President Nicolas Maduro did win by 1.5 percentage points, despite opposition claims that the vote was fraudulent.

Thursday, June 6th 2013 - 02:13 UTC

U.S. and Venezuela agree to start dialogue to restore respective ambassadors

Kerry and Jaua in the sidelines of the OAS annual assembly in Guatemala (Photo AFP)

The United States is to start a dialogue with Venezuela aimed at restoring their respective ambassadors, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said. He was speaking after Venezuela freed and deported a US filmmaker who had been held on conspiracy charges. Mr Kerry welcomed Timothy Tracy's release as a “positive development”.


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