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Opposition activist leaves embassy haven to flee Venezuela

Venezuela Opposition
Posted at 12:35 AM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 00:35:15-04

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — The party of prominent opposition activist Leopoldo López has abandoned the Spanish ambassador’s residence in Caracas and left Venezuela after years of frustrated efforts to oust the nation’s socialist president.

The 49-year-old former Caracas-area mayor has been holed up at the residence since a failed military uprising he led in April 2019 aimed at ousting President Nicolás Maduro.

He has been jailed, under house arrest or in a foreign embassy refuge for nearly seven years.

The party López founded said Saturday he had left the country to continue his work from abroad.