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Venezuela charges opposition leader, sparking protests

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 09:45

Protests broke out in Caracas Friday after Venezuela`s attorney general charged jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez with responsibility for anti-government demonstrations that have shaken the country for two months.

Jailed leader calls for more Venezuela protests

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 23:19

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez urged sympathisers to maintain street protests against President Nicolas Maduro as the country`s foreign minister prepared to meet the United Nations Secretary General.

Venezuela pursues second opposition figure

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 11:23

Venezuela issued an arrest warrant for a second opposition figure, his party said, ramping up the pressure on protesters who have staged nationwide rallies in the biggest challenge to President Nicolas Maduro since he came to power.

Venezuela Opposition demands freedom of political detainees

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 07:09

Leaders of the Venezuelan Opposition and students` representatives led a massive demonstration here and announced a list of demands for the government that includes freedom for political detainees.

Venezuela opposition leader surrenders, protesters flood streets

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 09:04

Venezuelan security forces arrested opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on Tuesday on charges of fomenting unrest that has killed at least four people, bringing tens of thousands of his angry supporters onto the streets of Caracas.

Venezuelan opposition leader to surrender in Caracas

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 06:55

Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, the target of a Venezuelan police manhunt for allegedly inciting violence at anti-government protests that ended with three deaths, has said that he will surrender himself after staging one more demonstration.

Venezuela seeks protest leader`s arrest after unrest kills 3

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 11:09

A Venezuelan court ordered the arrest on Thursday of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on charges including murder and terrorism linked to street protests that resulted in the deaths of three people the day before.