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.
Let us start by looking at what appears to be a discrepancy in figures. According to official statistics, the number of Venezuelans contracting HIV/AIDS every year amounts to 11,699; and as per Ministry of Health figures 43,805 people receive free antiretroviral medications. But Jhonatan Rodríguez, the president of ONG StopVIH, claims that these figures date back to March 2012, and that they are quoted as current figures.