Tag: Lilian Tintori

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.

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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.

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with government workers in Caracas November 20, 2015. Venezuela's foreign income fell 64 percent this year due to the global fall in oil prices, President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuela’s Maduro: ‘Gang Rivalry,’ U.S. Behind Murder of Opposition Candidate

In a speech on Thursday, Venezuelan head of state Nicolás Maduro claimed the assassination of an opposition legislation candidate Wednesday night was the product of rival gangs “settling scores,” claiming the American government is offering thousands of dollars to “armed men” to “attack the opposition and later show them off around the world.”

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Venezuelans Take Streets of Caracas on Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Arrest

One year ago today, the Venezuelan government arrested Popular Will party leader Leopoldo López for organizing a protest against the government’s socialist policies. He remains in prison, and his wife, Lilian Tintori, has organized a protest of thousands in the very Caracas square where he was arrested, as reports surface that he has been moved into an isolation ward.