July 21, 2014

Symptom of a Sick Venezuela

Lilian Tintori, Washington Post

The Associated Press

This year, my husband, Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López , spent his 43rd birthday behind bars. To mark Leopoldo’s birthday, our children, Manuela, 4 , and Leopoldo, 1, and I tried to bring him a birthday cake at the Ramo Verde military prison. We were turned away. We were forced to celebrate on the street outside the prison, where our family sang “Happy Birthday” to a life-size picture of him.

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TAGGED: Leopoldo Lopez, Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela