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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez Escapes from Spanish Embassy in Caracas

Venezuelan historic opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez escaped from the Spanish ambassador’s residence in Caracas on Sunday to flee Venezuela, more than a year after seeking refuge there to escape from his house arrest.

Venezuelan historic opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez escaped from the Spanish ambassador’s residence in Caracas on Sunday to flee Venezuela, more than a year after seeking refuge there to escape from his house arrest.

Lopez’s party Voluntad Popular announced his escape but didn’t say how he left Venezuela, though numerous American and Venezuelan journalists said on Twitter he emigrated via Colombia. 

The Wall Street Journal has reported he flew to Miami on Sunday afternoon and then arrived to Spain on Sunday night, where he reunited with his wife and kids.

Venezuelan interim President Juan Guaido confirmed Lopez’s escape in a Twitter message and ridiculed Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro for failing to capture him. “Making a mockery of your repressive apparatus, we managed to get Leopoldo Lopez out of the country,” Guaido wrote on his Twitter account.

Lopez was jailed in 2014 after leading protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. He was provisionally released in 2017 and later put on house arrest, from where he escaped to the Spanish ambassador’s house after a failed coup attempt on April 2019.

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