MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government says the wife and daughter of a prominent Venezuelan opposition activist have arrived in Madrid after leaving the Spanish ambassador’s residence in Caracas.
The government says in a statement Tuesday that Lilian Tintori, the wife of Leopoldo López, and her child are “in perfect health.”
López is the mentor of Juan Guaidó, who is leading opposition efforts to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power.
López and his family sought Spain’s diplomatic protection after a failed call to overthrow Maduro’s government in April. That deepened political tensions between Caracas and Madrid, which has urged Maduro to allow fresh elections. Thousands of Venezuelans have fled the crisis in their country for Spain.
Spain’s Foreign Ministry says López remains as a guest in the Spanish ambassador’s residence.