Sunday, May 24, 2015

Jailed Venezuelan Leader Starts Hunger Strike, Urges Protest - NYTimes.com

Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has begun a hunger strike and is calling for a mass anti-government protest next weekend. The former Caracas area mayor accused authorities in a video leaked to news media on Saturday of killing dozens of people during 2014 protests. More than 40 deaths on all sides were reported in those demonstrations. Lopez has been held in a military prison for more than a year on charges related to his role in leading last year's protests against the South American country's socialist administration.

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