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Venezuelan Opposition Fractures over Pope-Sponsored Dialogue Initiative

MUD General Secretary Jesus Torrealaba, congressman Julio Borges, and other opposition politicians pose with Vatican envoy monsi


Top MUD leaders slammed the Pope’s overture, which they say they found out about on TV.

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Venezuela Rejects “Gratuitous Attack” by Peru at UN

Peruvian President Pablo Kuczynki addresses the UN General Assembly on September 20, 2016. (Reuters/Eduardo Munoz)

Venezuelan UN Ambassador Rafael Ramirez hit back at Peruvian President Pablo Kuczynki after the latter called for international “pressure” on Venezuela during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. 

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ICC Denies Receiving Opposition Activist's Case Against Maduro

Lilian Tintori (UN Watch).

The international court confirmed that it did not receive any documents stating a case against President Maduro from Lilian Tintori, self-proclaimed human rights activist and wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López.

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López Rejects Dialogue as CNE Begins Signature Validation Process

Leopoldo Lopez takes part in violent anti-government protests in 2004. (Archive)

The opposition leader dismissed the possibility of dialogue with the government unless a recall referendum is guaranteed.

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Maduro Sues Parliament for Usurping Foreign Policy as Zapatero Meets with Lopez

President Maduro with copy of Venezuelan constitution. (Reuters)

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro filed a constitutional complaint with the country’s Supreme Court Friday, accusing the opposition-controlled parliament of “usurping” his powers to conduct foreign policy.

 

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Protesters Heckle Father of Leopoldo Lopez in Spain

Protesters in Asturias, Spain.

In this video, the father of jailed far-right Venezuelan politician Leopoldo Lopez Mendoza is met with dozens of Spanish protesters outside a closed event organized by the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) in Asturias, Spain. 

 

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Lilian Tintori Criticises Venezuelan Human Rights Record in Mexican Senate

Lilian Tintori in the Mexican senate (El Universal)

Lilian Tintori, the wife of jailed rightwing political leader Leopoldo Lopez shot to the centre of a diplomatic foray this week, after publicly slandering the Venezuelan government’s human rights record in Mexico. 

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National Assembly Pushes Ahead with Amnesty Law

Members of the MUD opposition coalition, including Leopoldo Lopez's wife Lilian Tintori, demand amnesty from the National A

On Thursday Venezuela’s opposition controlled National Assembly officially accepted a proposal to pass an Amnesty Law that could lead to the release of tens of violent opposition protesters currently in jail. 

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Venezuela Denies Strip Search Allegations by Lilian Tintori, Rejects Paraguayan Interference

Lilian Tintori (archives)

The Venezuelan government has rejected allegations by Lilian Tintori that she was strip searched during a visit to her husband, jailed right-wing politician Leopoldo López at Ramo Verde prison.

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Venezuela Rejects Statement by Argentina's President

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez (L) attends the Summit of Heads of State of Mercosur, Paraguay, Dec. 21, 2015.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez rebutted claims by Argentine President Mauricio Macri of human rights violations in Venezuela, accusing the newly elected leader of double standards in repressing peaceful protest in his own country.

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