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Leopoldo López

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

Elaine Heinzman | Posted 07.18.2014 | 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...

Chavez Criticizes Court Over Ruling On Political Opponent

AP | By JORGE RUEDA | Posted 11.17.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez criticized the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Saturday after it ruled in favor of an o...

Venezuelan Democracy Gets Its Day In Court

Leopoldo López | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leopoldo López

I had the opportunity this morning to present my case before the judges of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Venezuela's Elections: A Building Block to Something Bigger

Leopoldo López | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leopoldo López

Sunday's National Assembly elections show that green shoots of democracy are emerging, but they must be nurtured. The next two years will be pivotal, not just for Venezuelans, but for democracies all over the world.

An Invitation to Oliver Stone: Come Live With Us in Venezuela

Leopoldo López | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leopoldo López

Oliver Stone does not know Venezuela very well. He has spent a few days here, always in the company of President Chavez. He admits he has not spoken with any opposition leaders, nor has he seen first hand the real Venezuela.

Responding to Leopoldo López

Oliver Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Oliver Stone

Mr. López offers a "Tea Party" view of Venezuela, in which everything that is wrong with the country is the fault of the left government, and Chávez -- like Obama for the Tea Partiers - is a "dictator."