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Venezuela Rejects UN Call for Release of “Political Prisoners”

Flags of UN member states stand outside the UN office in Geneva, Switzerland.

The international human rights body called for the release of “political prisoners” in Venezuela last week.

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Maduro Offers to Exchange Leopoldo Lopez for Puerto Rican Activist

Oscar Lopez Rivera was convicted in 1981 of seditious conspiracy for seeking to secure Puerto Rican independence. | Photo: indym

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday he would consider the release of the jailed far-right opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez if the United States agreed to release Oscar Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican nationalist currently held in a U.S. prison

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