Americas Has prison sentence given Venezuela opposition leader López a leg up?

The trial of Leopoldo López is set to kick off again today after multiple delays. The government jailed him nearly six months ago, which had some unexpected benefits.

By , Correspondent

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After multiple delays, the trial of opposition leader Leopoldo López is set to resume today. He was arrested nearly six months ago for orchestrating mass antigovernment protests that turned violent, and his closed-door legal proceedings have been decried by the international human rights community.