“They just took Leopoldo from the house. We do not know where he is or where he is being taken. Maduro is responsible if something happens to him,” Lopez’s wife Lilian Tintori tweeted early Tuesday morning, referring to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who has cracked down on opposition leaders as tensions are once again ratcheted in the Latin American nation.
Lopez, a descendent of South American liberator Simon Bólívar and Venezuela’s first president Cristóbal Mendoza, was released from military prison to house arrest in July.
He was taken from his home shortly after midnight, his wife said on social media. Tintori also posted video that she says shows her husband being taken away.
Two weeks ago he called for Venezuelans to keep up protests in a 15-minute video posted online. At the time he called Maduro and his supporters a “very clear threat,” saying their goal is to undermine democracy and …