Leopoldo Lopez was released from jail. What does it mean for Venezuela?

As opposition leader Leopoldo López was released from prison, though he still under house arrest, what do you think about this development, is it a step towards de-escalation from the Maduro government, perhaps even towards some new political reality in Venezuela? Read few comments.

Leopoldo López. Credit: http://www.voluntadpopular.com/

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Falling oil prices: A big headache for Venezuela’s Maduro?

According to some media reports Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s popularity is just around 25 percent and the economy feels the heat from falling oil prices. Meanwhile one of the leaders of the political opposition María Corina Machado was charged with conspiracy for allegedly participating in a plot to assassinate President. What do do expect from Maduro in this situation? How dangerous is the current situation for his regime? Read few comments.

Lilian Tintori, wife of Venezuelan jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López. Credit: Archive of Lilian Tintori

Lilian Tintori, wife of Venezuelan jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López. Credit: Archive of Lilian Tintori

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Asylum for Snowden? Why are Venezuela, Nicaragua, others in Latin America doing this?

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What’s next for Venezuela after Chavez’s death?

Hugo Chávez (1954-2013).

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Will Hugo Chávez’s political system collapse?

It seems that President  Hugo Chavez is in very serious condition. How much is the political system he represents in Venezuela based on his personality?

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What’s next for Venezuela after Chavez’s victory

Read comments by W. Alex SanchezResearch Fellow, Council on Hemispheric Affairs

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