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Tag: Lilian Tintori

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 08:11 UTC

    Almagro accuses Macri of reversing campaign promises in the Venezuelan situation

    Almagro implied that Argentine Ambassador to the OAS Juan José Arcuri was stalling a discussion on whether or not to invoke the Charter against Venezuela.

    After directing criticism at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and urging that Caracas be considered for suspension from the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro has accused Argentine President Mauricio Macri of impeding those efforts and of reversing his campaign promises of taking a hard line against Maduro.

  • Monday, February 22nd 2016 - 09:14 UTC

    Macri with The Washington Post “things are not going to change overnight.”

    “At some moment the Argentine people decided to change and move forward, and loosen the ties with our past to better our future”.

    Argentine President Mauricio Macri spoke with The Washington Post’sOn support for Lilian Tintori, “Venezuela always cared for our human rights. So I am doing exactly what they have done in the past for us”.in his office in the Casa Rosada, Argentina’s White House, about the economy, Venezuela and alleged Iranian terrorists in Buenos Aires. Edited excerpts follow.

  • Wednesday, January 13th 2016 - 05:34 UTC

    Venezuela's 'super majority' power struggle paralyzes government

    At stake in the power struggle between the legislature and judiciary is the opposition's “super-majority,” which can be used to force Maduro from office

    Venezuela sank deeper into a messy political crisis Tuesday as the opposition-controlled National Assembly suspended its session after the Supreme Court declared it null and void. Speaking before a nearly empty chamber, speaker Henry Ramos Allup, a fierce opponent of President Nicolas Maduro, declared the National Assembly lacked a quorum and would reconvene Wednesday morning.

  • Friday, November 27th 2015 - 08:21 UTC

    Maduro blames killing of opposition leader to score-settling among gangs

    The event was also attended by Lilian Tintori, the wife of a jailed opposition leader and a high-profile critic of Maduro.

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday the fatal shooting of an opposition leader appeared to be a gangland score-settling dismissing claim it was politically motivated ahead of elections. An attacker shot Luis Manuel Diaz dead on Wednesday evening in the central Guarico region at a campaign rally for the December 6 legislative elections, party officials said, ratcheting up fears that violence could erupt in the lead-up to the polls.

  • Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 11:44 UTC

    World shock reaction to Lopez sentencing; supporters call for peaceful protests

    Lopez's wife Lilian Tintori gave an impassioned speech before dozens of supporters calling for people to take to the streets nationwide

    Supporters rallied around the wife of Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on Friday, calling for peaceful protests as he was sentenced to nearly 14 years in jail for his role in deadly anti-government demonstrations last year. The European Union joined in denouncing a “harsh” verdict, while Washington said it was “deeply troubled” by the treatment of the US-trained economist.

  • Friday, September 11th 2015 - 06:03 UTC

    Venezuelan opposition leader sentenced to 13 years in prison; Unasur statement expected Friday

    Lopez's arrest and imprisonment has been condemned by Amnesty International and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

    Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was convicted inciting violence and sentenced to 13 years in prison on Thursday for his leading role in the 2014 street protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro that spiralled into bloodshed, killing more than 40 people. A statement from Unasur (Union of South American Nations) is expected on Friday.

  • Friday, February 20th 2015 - 00:30 UTC

    Protestors take to the streets in Venezuela on anniversary of opposition leader's year in jail

    Lopez’s wife, Lilian Tintori, gathered with a small group of supporters to mark the date of her husband’s arrest, and asked Venezuelans to show their support

    Backers of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez took to the streets of Caracas on Wednesday on the first anniversary of his arrest and subsequent jailing, but the mood of last year’s mass protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro was markedly different.

  • Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 09:16 UTC

    Venezuela furious with Rajoy 'interventionism', recalls ambassador 'on consultation'

    During a meeting in Madrid with Lopez' wife Lilian Tintori on 22 October, Rajoy said it was necessary to protect freedom of speech and the right to protest

    Venezuela recalled its ambassador to Spain to protest “interventionist declarations” made by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN) said on Tuesday.