Venezuela's Symbol of Hope

Patrice Gainsbourg
Julho 11, 2017

Lopez, leader of the Voluntad Popular (Popular Will) party and a symbol of resistance to the Maduro government, emerged hours after his release from prison looking fit and happy. Venezuela's Supreme Court granted the imprisoned politician the release due to concerns over López's health.

He pumped his fist in the air, unfurled the Venezuelan flag and told a crowd of supporters who had gathered outside: "Yes, we can!"

López was sentenced to nearly 14 years in Ramo Verde prison back in 2015 for supposedly inciting violence during anti-government protests the year before.

In Madrid, Javier Cremades, Lopez's Spanish lawyer, underscored that "all of Leopoldo Lopez's civil and political rights must still be restored".

"Today, I am a prisoner in my house, but so are the Venezuelan people". The government insists they are in jail for acts of violence.

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Governor Rick Scott is weighing in on the crisis in Venezuela. Lopez was convicted by Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz's office for his role in instigating deadly protests in 2014 that killed 43 people.

Since then the crisis has deepened, with more deaths and increasing levels of violence. Maduro's goons stormed the national assembly and beat.

She added that former Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez as well as her brother Jorge Rodriguez, another Socialist Party heavyweight, had escorted Lopez to his home at 3 a.m. on Saturday.

Since early April, Venezuela has been seeing large-scale protests organized by the opposition. His wife Lilian Tintori denied that the meeting was to negotiate his house arrest in return for a defusing of the protests.

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