Tag: Leopoldo Lopez

Lilian Tintori, wife of Venezuelan political prisoner and opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, holds a placard reading "We Have Been Resisting For 100 Days" as the vice-president of the National Assembly, Freddy Guevara delivers a speech during a demonstration marking 100 days of protests against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, on …

Photos: 100 Days of Anti-Socialist Resistance in Venezuela

On Sunday, Venezuela’s opposition marked one hundred days since a series of daily protests against the socialist government, triggered by the Supreme Court’s aborted attempt to replace the National Assembly and install itself as the national legislative body.

TOPSHOT - People protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on October 26, 2016. Opponents of Maduro rallied in the streets as the leftist leader convened a crisis security meeting resisting their efforts to drive him from power. Thousands of opposition supporters began to gather at …

The Fruits of Socialism: Venezuela in 20 Photos

As Venezuela enters year eighteen of the Bolivarian Socialist Revolution, the international community is finally paying attention, as Venezuelans struggle to find food, medicine, and an outlet for their frustration that will not trigger rampant state violence.

Opposition activists clash with riot police during a protest march in Caracas on April 26, 2017. Protesters in Venezuela plan a high-risk march against President Maduro Wednesday, sparking fears of fresh violence after demonstrations that have left 26 dead in the crisis-wracked country. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo …

Venezuela: Opposition Claims Discontent Among Soldiers as Leopoldo López Calls for Desertions

The socialist government of Venezuela has denied claims by opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski that police have arrested 85 soldiers for refusing to follow orders from dictator Nicolás Maduro. The claim precedes a call to arms from Leopoldo López, the nation’s most prominent political dissident, who has called for soldiers to cease attacks on unarmed protesters.

TOPSHOT - Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez's wife Lilian Tintori (C) and mother Antonieta Mendoza de Lopez (L) are stopped by the National Guard 500 metres from the entrance to the Ramo Verde penitentiary in Los Teques, 30 km east of Caracas, where Lopez is imprisoned, on April 28, 2017. …

Wife: Venezuelan Political Prisoner Leopoldo Lopez Proof of Life Video Is ‘False’

Lilian Tintori, wife of imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, rejected a bizarre “proof of life” video of a man alleging to be her husband published by Venezuelan socialist state television following rumors surfacing Thursday he had been taken to a military hospital in “very serious” condition.

Wives of Venezuela’s Political Prisoners Chain Themselves to the Vatican

Wives of Venezuela’s Political Prisoners Chain Selves Outside Vatican

The wives and mother of two political prisoners in Venezuela have chained themselves to the gates of the Vatican to demand Pope Francis intervene for the swift liberation of their loved ones, the former mayor of Caracas and the head of one of its largest opposition parties.

Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, dressed in white and holding up a flower stem, is taken into custody by Bolivarian National Guards, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014. Lopez re-emerged from days of hiding to address an anti-government demonstration and then he turned himself in to authorities Tuesday. Speaking to …

Venezuela: Opposition Leader Leopoldo López Observes 1,000 Days in Prison

“Leopoldo López will remain in prison because he is a murderer,” Diosdado Cabello, the second most powerful socialist in Venezuela, said amid laughs on his television show on Saturday, referring to an opposition leader who counted his 1,000th day in prison on Sunday.

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Venezuela’s #2 Warns Anti-Socialist Voters: ‘Now Comes the Punishment’

The Venezuelan socialist party, which has ruled the nation for 16 years, is still reeling from its decisive loss in the December 6 legislative elections, with the nation’s highest-ranking politicians threatening voters who oppose socialism that poverty and sickness are now on the horizon.

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Venezuela’s Opposition Awaits Socialist Response After Sweeping Elections

The anti-socialist Venezuelan opposition has cemented a majority hold on the National Assembly following national elections on Sunday night. While the government has officially accepted the results of the election, many still fear oppression and violence in response to the overwhelming rejection of Chavismo displayed in the polls.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Accuses U.S. of Conspiracy as the ‘Most Difficult’ Election Looms

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro warned viewers on Sunday that he expects December’s legislative elections to be the “most difficult yet” for the socialist Chavistas. Maduro, who barely scraped a victory against opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski in 2013, also accused the United States of “conspiracy” against him.