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Tag: Leopoldo López

  • Monday, January 29th 2018 - 18:29 UTC

    “Electoral charade”: Maduro clings to power at all costs

    The Supreme Court of Justice issued a judgment ordering the exclusion of the opposition coalition Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD) from the electoral process

    On December 20 the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) - formed only by pro-government officials - decreed that political parties that did not participate for the last regional election a few months ago must be revalidated before the National Electoral Council (CNE), a rule that according to the the current constitution should be should be applied when absenting more than 3 times to the suffrages.

  • Sunday, December 24th 2017 - 09:39 UTC

    Venezuela: some political prisoners in freedom

    Leopoldo López, former mayor of the Caracas municipality of Chacao, has been imprisoned since 2014. He was accused for participating and promoting mass protests against the regime. Photo: Reuters

    The National Constituent Assembly (ANC in Spanish) recommended to the Public Prosecutor and the Judicial Branch to release more than 80 political prisoners. At the moment, 13 of them have been released with precautionary measures.

  • Saturday, July 8th 2017 - 22:08 UTC

    Leopoldo Lopez released from prison to house arrest

    Lopez from his house said “:I reiterate to you my commitment to fight until we conquer freedom”

    Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, whose imprisonment has been a rallying cry for anti-regime demonstrators, has been released to house arrest because of health concerns, the nation's Supreme Court said Saturday morning. Lopez has been detained since early 2014 over accusations of inciting anti-government protests.

  • Thursday, February 16th 2017 - 11:54 UTC

    Trump calls for the immediate liberation of Venezuela's Leopoldo López

    Ms Tintori next to president Trump, vice-president Pence and Senator Rubio at the White House

    US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Venezuela to free jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez “immediately,” posting a picture of himself and Vice President Mike Pence with Lopez's wife at the White House.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 07:58 UTC

    Rosmit Mantilla released from prison late Thursday evening

    Rosmit Mantilla as seen on Periscope late Thursday following his release from a Venezuelan jail

    Venezuelan opposition leader Rosmit Mantilla was released from jail late Thursday evening by the government of Nicolás Maduro. Mantilla was finally allowed to undergo surgery on November 13 and is believed to be one of the first political prisoners to be set free in the coming days.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 07:18 UTC

    Fears mount over Leopoldo López

     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.

  • Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 - 08:35 UTC

    My plan for Venezuela

    The people of Venezuela want this change to be peaceful and swift. The harder and more important question is: what comes next?, says Lopez

    By Leopoldo López (*) - Two years ago I was imprisoned for calling for a constitutional, democratic and peaceful change in the Venezuelan government. Our plan was called La Salida, “the exit.”

  • Friday, January 29th 2016 - 03:28 UTC

    Maduro claims he will not rest until a Celac summit is held in Malvinas Argentinas

    “We shall not rest until having made true Latin America and the Caribbean's dream of Argentine Malvinas and holding a Celac summit there in the Islands”

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro was the only leader to take time during the recent Celac summit, to make a public statement on the Falklands/Malvinas pledging full support for Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Islands and promising not to rest until “the dream of Malvinas Argentinas comes true”.

  • Friday, December 11th 2015 - 19:42 UTC

    Venezuela's political scenario begins to look hostage of both sides' radicals

    Judge Susana Barreiros ruled Lopez had masterminded anti-government riots that erupted last year, and condemned him to nearly 14 years in prison.

    Venezuela's outgoing National Assembly on Thursday tapped a judge who is hated by the opposition for jailing politician Leopoldo Lopez as the next human rights ombudsman in the increasingly hostile aftermath of legislative elections.

  • Tuesday, December 8th 2015 - 09:10 UTC

    Now comes the main challenge for the fragile opposition coalition: running Venezuela

    Leaders of opposition Democratic Unity coalition, said it had won at least 112 seats in the 167-member National Assembly giving it a two-thirds majority

    Venezuela's fragile opposition coalition which managed to come together to achieve victory over the Chavista government on Sunday, now faces the test of trying to stick together and use its newly won congressional authority to address the country’s deep economic problems and political rifts.