Venezuela protest leader surrenders, fourth person dies in unrest




 
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February 18th, 2014  
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By Eyanir Chinea and Jorge Silva CARACAS (Reuters) - Hardline opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez handed himself over to Venezuelan security forces on Tuesday and a fourth person died from political unrest over the past week against President Nicolas Maduro's government. Lopez, a 42-year-old Harvard-educated economist who has spearheaded the protest movement, got into an armored vehicle after giving a speech to an opposition rally in Caracas on another chaotic day in the South American OPEC member nation. They want to jail Venezuelans who want peaceful, democratic change." Lopez, wanted on charges including murder and 'terrorism', says he is being made a scapegoat by a dictatorial government. In the coastal town of Carupano in eastern Venezuela, residents said a 17-year-old student struck by a car died after a demonstration against the socialist government.




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