Opposition rejects alleged judicial persecution
Opposition leaders including Ismael García, Julio Borges and Leopoldo López said the Venezuelan government is using "lies" to try to prosecute dissenters
Ismael García, an opposition deputy to the National Assembly, said that the government's "lies" are intended to quash dissenters.
Additionally, the National Coordinator of opposition People's Will party, Leopoldo López, said that on Thursday February 28 his mother and himself will appear at the Attorney General Office to face accusations of alleged corruption.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."