High drama expected today as Venezuelan leader gives up

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López is expected to surrender himself in Caracas today accompanied by hundreds of his supporters.

Meanwhile, young members of the Partido Liberación Nacional said here Monday that they reject the violence in the South American country and also the way President Nicolás Maduro has curtailed liberties.

The foreign ministry in the persona of the temporary presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, also issued a statement. It deplored the violence and called for dialogue.  The community is the organization that former Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez set up as an alternative to the Organization of American States. Costa Rica just assumed the temporary presidency at a session in Havana, Cuba.

The opposition in Caracas appears to have the support of Venezuelans living in Costa Rica. There was a rally Sunday.

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