Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez Is in Chile Embassy
Published 30 April 2019

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

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.

"Lilian Tintori and her daughter entered as guests to the residence of our diplomatic mission in Caracas. A few minutes ago his spouse, Leopoldo L√≥pez, 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.

No comments: