Leopoldo Lopez

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López kisses his wife Lilian Tintori with their son and daughter after a news conference in Madrid on Oct. 27, 2020. López who has abandoned the Spanish ambassador's residence in Caracas and left Venezuela after years

Exiled Venezuelan dissident says Sunday’s National Assembly elections are a ‘fraud’

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Leopoldo López, in exile in Spain, is speaking out against the Venezuelan National Assembly elections being held Sunday by the government of President Nicolás Maduro.

Lawmaker Richard Blanco is shown with his right hand rised and finger pointed up while giveing a speech.

Venezuelan lawmakers seek refuge in embassies after crackdown on Guaidó allies

Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo López is shown in a crowd of people speaking into several microphones.

Venezuela opposition figure, facing arrest warrant, says he met with generals

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The corporate logo of Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA is seen at a gas station sign

Why does oil matter so much to Venezuela?

A blonde Lilian Tintori, speaks during a meeting with a banner in the background that reads: "Freedom for all the political prisoners in Venezuela." 

Venezuelan activist Lilian Tintori: ‘We don’t want confrontation. We want reconciliation.’

A protester holds a national flag while standing in front of a fire burning at the entrance of a building housing the magistracy of the Supreme Court of Justice, during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, June 12,

Photos: A year of protests and crisis in volatile Venezuela


Even by the volatile and violent standards of recent times in Venezuela, 2017 was an exceptional year, a “perfect storm” of political and economic crisis. Take a look back at 2017 with these remarkable photos.

Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo López, who has been granted house arrest after more than three years in jail, salutes supporters, in Caracas, Venezuela

Venezuela grants house arrest to Leopoldo López, its most prominent political prisoner


Venezuela’s Supreme Court ordered opposition leader Leopoldo López to be released to house arrest, citing health reasons.

An opposition supporter sits on a wall as protesters block a street at Altamira square in Caracas February 20, 2014.

Anti-government rallies in Venezuela gain steam and support

Conflict & Justice

Anti-government protests in Ukraine may be getting most of the attention, but a growing opposition movement in Venezuela is challenging its government to fix longstanding economic issues. What began as a non-violent movement has turned deadly in Venezuela, as well.

Venezuelan opposition parties organizing joint effort to oust Chavez

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is running for his fourth term in office this year but, for the first time, he’s facing an opposition that has unified in opposition to his re-election.

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Venezuela Opposition Parties Holding Primary in Challenge to Hugo Chavez

Conflict & Justice

Venezuela’s opposition parties are trying a new strategy: a primary to select a challenger to Hugo Chavez.