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.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."