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I'll Keep Fighting for Venezuelans' Rights, Despite the Regime's Attacks on My Family

Lilian Tintori | Posted 02.10.2016 | World
Lilian Tintori

CARACAS, Venezuela -- The people of Venezuela are fighting the impunity and the oppression of the Maduro regime, but it is not a fight we can win on our own. We ask that all countries that value freedom, democracy and human dignity stand with us.

In Venezuela, the Heroic Opposition Is on the Right Side of History

Jorge "Tuto" Quiroga | Posted 12.22.2015 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- In the span of a few hours the 17-year stranglehold of an opprobrious regime on Venezuelan voters was broken, democracy could breathe again, tears were shed, flags waved and in the land of Bolívar the tide of history turned. Things will not be transformed overnight, but they will never be the same again in Venezuela or Latin America: change has come and it is here to stay.

Leopoldo Lopez, the Freest Prisoner In the World

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.12.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The authorities don't learn. They don't take into account that the bars magnify a political leader and the pain suffered in the cells hangs on his chest like a medal won on the bloodiest battlefield.

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Gets 14 Years In Jail

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.24.2015 | World

CARACAS, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition denounced the sentencing of politician Leopoldo Lopez to nearly 14 years in jail as a tyrannical ...

Venezuela's Legacy of Producing Liberators Persists

Jorge "Tuto" Quiroga | Posted 06.05.2015 | World

LA PAZ - In all likelihood, Venezuela will produce another mythical figure: Leopoldo Lopez, the movie star-handsome, Harvard-educated son of privilege, who chose to dedicate his life to public service in his home country. He clearly had passion to serve and steel in his spine, so his potentially comfortable life turned out to be rather different than expected. History beckoned.

Leopoldo Lopez's Wife, Lilian Tintori, Speaks About Repression in Venezuela

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

"My husband, Leopoldo Lopez, is in prison for saying what all of Venezuela wanted to hear."

Ahead of Next Week's Trial, The Family of Leopoldo López Fights for His Freedom

Elaine Heinzman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Elaine Heinzman

While Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López remains behind bars as he awaits the July 23 start of his trial, his family has worked not only to get him released, but also to highlight the government's attempts to punish him for speaking out about the country's economic and political turmoil.

Opposition Leadership Amidst Venezuelan Crisis

Raul Stolk | Posted 04.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul Stolk

The Venezuelan opposition stands on brittle ice. Their following, once united under MUD's umbrella and carried on Henrique Capriles's back, may find itself disbanded if the protests end without any results. Meanwhile, a colossal economic crisis lurks around the corner.

What a Difference a Decade Makes

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 04.28.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

Having almost entirely purged the United States from its regional diplomatic institutions, Latin America still has not figured out how to talk about internal dynamics in one another's countries without triggering claims of sovereignty violations.

What To Watch For In The World This Week

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.25.2014 | World

The WorldPost presents a roundup of some of the world events to watch in the coming week. 1) What’s next for Ukraine? Events in Ukraine have p...

Revolution in the Digital Age: From Caracas to Kiev, the Powers and Perils of Social Media

Oscar G. Lopez | Posted 04.23.2014 | Media
Oscar G. Lopez

These powerful paths for connectivity have played a significant role in the destabilizing of authoritarian regimes. Yet with the power of social media come the perils of espionage and the temptation of apathy.

The 8 Things You Need To Know About The Venezuelan Protests

The Huffington Post | Ana Benedetti | Posted 02.22.2014 | Latino Voices

1. A lot of Venezuelans are fed-up with their current situation. Venezuela has faced years of food shortages, insecurity and economic crisis. O...

Venezuelan Protest Leader Urges Resistance From Jail

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

(Adds Maduro comments on dialogue with U.S.) By Andrew Cawthorne and Diego Ore CARACAS, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Venezuela's j...

Venezuelans Unite: From Streets to Cyberspace

Michael Solis | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Michael Solis

Over 11,000 miles away from her home country, Venezuela, Haydee Izaguirre was stunned as she watched the movie scene that her country had become on February 12, 2014.

Plays That Sound the Sirens: Of Human, Global and Political Tolls

Alan Kelly | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

This week bore witness to a variety of global crises, some brewing, others resolved. Even so, their urgency was punctuated by heavy-hitting players and high-friction plays.

Venezuela 'Unraveling?'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López saying goodbye to his wife, Lilian Tintori de López, prior to his arrest yesterday in Caracas. (Pho...

Leopoldo Lopez and the Repression in Venezuela

Jonathan Gheller | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Gheller

I don't know if the timing or the content of these protests is optimal but I do know that Venezuela is run by thugs and that people should fight to get rule of law and a basic respect for life back.

Venezuela Protests Instensify As Opposition Leader Surrenders

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 02.20.2014 | World

Amid the biggest protests against Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro's government, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez surrendered to police Tuesday. ...

Venezuela Opposition Leader Surrenders To Authorities

Reuters | Eyanir Chinea and Jorge Silva | Posted 04.20.2014 | World

CARACAS, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Venezuela's capital on Tuesday after troops arrested opposition lea...

Venezuelan President Issues Manhunt For Opposition Leader

AP | JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 02.16.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that a police manhunt was underway for Leopoldo Lopez, the hard-line opp...

Opposition In Venezuela Takes To The Street

Posted 02.13.2014 | Latino Voices

Venezuela's opposition took to the streets on Wednesday to protest corruption and crime, according to Reuters. The protests, pushed by a campaign from...

Opponent Of Chavez Faces Corruption Charges In Venezuela

AP | Posted 02.17.2013 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Prosecutors plan to bring corruption charges against a prominent opponent of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, claiming he missp...

Venezuela's Lopez Quits Presidential Race

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 03.25.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez bowed out of Venezuela's presidential race on Tuesday, saying he will support his lead...

Chavez Slaps $2 Million Fine On Critics

AP | By IAN JAMES | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Opponents of President Hugo Chavez have been hit with a double-blow this week: a court ruling that threatens to sink the preside...

Chavez Foe Launches Presidential Bid In Venezuela

AP | JORGE RUEDA | Posted 11.24.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — A Venezuelan opposition leader launched his presidential campaign Saturday, challenging President Hugo Chavez to accept him...