Venezuela Turns Away Journalists On Eve Of Planned Anti-Government Rally

August 31, 2016 10:28 PM

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Lilian Tintori, second row center, in white top, the wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, takes part in a demonstration in Caracas on Aug. 31. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed Tuesday to jail opposition leaders if they incite violence during upcoming protests seeking a referendum on removing him from power.

Editor's note: Reporter John Otis first covered Venezuela 19 years ago and has returned many times since. On Wednesday, the day before a planned opposition demonstration, he and other foreign journalists were barred from entering the country. He filed this report while awaiting a flight out.

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