Family, Political Leaders Demand To See Venezuelan Opposition Leader Amid Rumors

Family, Political Leaders Demand To See Venezuelan Opposition Leader Amid Rumors


HE MANAGED TO GET OUT OF THE PICKUP BUT COULD NOT MAKE IT TO SHORE. SOMEONE WHO SAW WHAT HAPPENED TRY TO HELP THE COULD NOT GET THERE IN TIME TO SAVE HIM. ANOTHER DAY OF VIOLENT PROTESTS IN CARACAS, VENEZUELA AMID QUESTIONS OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST WELL-KNOWN OPPOSITION LEADERS. CBS4’S ELIOTT RODRIGUEZ IS IN THE CONTROL ROOM. Reporter: THE PROTESTS CLAIMED ANOTHER LIVE TODAY. A POLICE OFFICER WHO WAS INJURED WEDNESDAY DIED OF HIS INJURIES TODAY. THAT BRINGS THE DEATH TOLL 236 PEOPLE IN A ONE-MONTH PERIOD. LAST NIGHT, THERE WAS SPECULATION THAT AN IMPORTANT LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION WAS IN DANGER OF LOSING HIS LIFE. A VENEZUELAN POLICE AND NATIONAL GUARD TROOP ONCE AGAIN FACED OFF WITH ANTIGOVERNMENT PROTESTERS ON THE STREETS OF CARACAS WEDNESDAY. LOPEZ, SEEN IN THIS VIDEO FROM 2014, HAS BEEN BEHIND BARS FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS AND CONSIDERED A POLITICAL PRISONER. LAST NIGHT’S — LAST NIGHT, RUMORS SURFACED ABOUT HIS HEALTH. AT ONE POINT, FLORIDA SENATOR MARCO RUBIO TWEETED HE WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL. THIS IS A PROOF OF LIFE MESSAGE FOR MY FAMILY. TODAY IS MAY 3. IT IS 9 PM. IT IS A MESSAGE FOR LILY AND. I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE REASON WHY I AM TO GIVE A PROOF OF LIFE AT THIS MOMENT. I SENT THIS MESSAGE TO MY FAMILY, TO MY CHILDREN AND I AM TELLING THEM THAT I AM WELL. Reporter: LOPEZ’S WIFE JOINED RUBIO FOR THEM MEETING WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE WHITE HOUSE IN FEBRUARY. HER HUSBAND IS SERVING A 14 YEAR PRISON TERM FOR HIS OPPOSITION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT. HE ACCUSES LOPEZ IN THE OPPOSITION OF PLOTTING WITH THE UNITED STATES TO STAGE A COUP IN VENEZUELA. IN THE MEANTIME, SEVERAL U.S. SENATORS ARE TRYING TO BLOCK AN OIL DEAL BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND RUSSIA. THE DEAL WOULD GIVE RUSSIA’S STATE-OWNED OIL COMPANY A MAJOR STAKE IN VENEZUELA’S NATIONAL OIL COMPANY WHICH OWNS CITGO, A MAJOR SUPPLIER OF OIL AND GAS PRODUCT’S TO THE UNITED STATES. A BILL ENDED UP BLOCKING THE CITGO DEAL AND WAS COSPONSORED BY MARCO RUBIO AND BILL NELSON WHO SAY ALLOWING RUSSIA TO CONTROL A US-BASED OIL COMPANY WOULD THREATEN U.S. ENERGY INDEPENDENCE. CITGO DONATED HAVE $1 MILLION

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