Venezuela's opposition has just be delivered a potential martyr as Leopoldo Lopez surrenders on charges that he is responsible for the country's current violent protests.
Ousted Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma has likened his escape to a film. He plans to take the fight against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro abroad.
Venezuelan authorities have freed two activists who were accused of plotting against President Nicolas Maduro from prison. The two - one of them a Spanish citizen - had been held for more than a year without trial.
The anti-Maduro activist had been behind bars for nearly one week after security forces dragged him out of his home. Lopez has vowed to continue fighting Maduro's efforts to re-write Venezuela's constitution.
The embattled Nicolas Maduro has urged Pope Francis to "help us prevent Trump from sending troops" to Venezuela. Meanwhile, Vatican representative Pietro Parolin discussed the Venezuelan crisis with Russian officials.
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