Venezuela's Maduro would free Lopez if U.S. freed Puerto Rican

January 4, 2015 11:48 PM

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Venezuela's Maduro would free Lopez if U.S. freed Puerto Rican

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday he would only seek the release of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez if the United States agreed to release a Puerto Rican nationalist currently held in a U.S. prison.

Lopez was arrested in February after he helped launch a three-month wave of opposition demonstrations seeking Maduro's resignation, an effort government critics called free protest but the government said was meant to spark a coup.

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