Venezuelan opposition figure Leopoldo López flees to Colombia

Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo López speaks outside the Spanish Embassy in Caracas on May 2, after seeking refuge at the mission. (Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images)

CARACAS — Prominent Venezuelan opposition activist Leopoldo López slipped across the border into Colombia on Saturday, political allies said, after more than a year inside the Spanish Embassy in Caracas following the failure of a plot to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro.

López, the political mentor of current Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, is likely to continue efforts for Maduro’s ouster from self-exile even as Guaidó struggles to make inroads against Maduro’s grip on power.

“All our time and energy will be to be useful to the people in the pursuit of freedom,” López tweeted Saturday. “Venezuelans, this decision has not been easy, but rest assured that you have this server to fight from any space.

“We will not rest, and we will continue working day and night to achieve the freedom that all Venezuelans deserve.”

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