Latam ex presidents blocked from prison visit to Venezuela's Lopez

January 25, 2015 5:54 PM

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CARACAS (Reuters) - Two former Latin American presidents were blocked on Sunday from visiting jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who was arrested last year after leading protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Former presidents Sebastian Pinera of Chile and Andres Pastrana of Colombia, both conservatives who were U.S. allies, were denied access to the prison where Lopez is being held. They told reporters that the decision to refuse their visit was a sign of limitations on human rights in Venezuela.

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