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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez Moves to Spanish Embassy

  • Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez talks to the media after violating his house arrest.

    Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez talks to the media after violating his house arrest. | Photo: Reuters

Published 30 April 2019

Leopoldo Lopez broke his house arrest Tuesday morning as part of the attempted coup by his ally Juan Guaido. 


Chile's Foreign Affairs Minister, Roberto Ampuero, tweeted that opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and his family are now moving to the Spanish Embassy.

"I want to update the information: Lilian Tintori and Leopoldo Lopez -of Spanish descent- moved to the embassy of Spain. It is a personal decision, considering that our embassy already had guests."

Leopoldo Lopez requested protection this Tuesday afternoon as a guest at the Chilean diplomatic mission in Caracas, Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero confirmed through his Twitter account. 

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"Lilian Tintori and her daughter entered as guests to the residence of our diplomatic mission in Caracas. A few minutes ago his spouse, Leopoldo López, who stayed with his family in that place, joined him. Chile reaffirms commitment to Venezuelan Democrats,"  Ampuero said in a tweet.

In 2017, Lopez was moved to house arrest, yet during Tuesday’s attempted coup the opposition leader was illegally freed and was seen at Altimira highway meeting with opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido and the 30-40 soldiers that defected. 

Regarding this latest update, U.N. Ambassador Samuel Moncada said that “those gentlemen have been defeated, but that defeat will have consequences in many parts of that fictitious government." 

Meanwhile, teleSUR correspondent in Brazil received confirmation from the Brazilian foreign ministry that 25 soldiers that have asked protection in the Brazilian embassy in Caracas.

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