Venezuelans celebrated release of political prisoner after more than 100 days of protests

A protester prepares to lob a petrol bomb at government security forces during a demonstration by opponents of President Nicolas Maduro who gathered to block a major highway in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - The unexpected release of Venezuelan political prisoner Leopoldo Lopez from Ramo Verde military prison to house arrest last weekend marked a milestone in the country's ongoing power struggle between President Nicolas Maduro's government and opposition forces.

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