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FILE - In this Saturday, July 8, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez holds a national flag as he greets supporters outside his home in Caracas, Venezuela, following his release from prison and being placed under house arrest after more than three years in military lockup. Allies of two Venezuelan opposition leaders say Lopez and Antonio Ledezma have been taken by authorities from the homes where they were under house arrest. Video posted on the Twitter account of Lopez's wife early Tuesday, Aug. 1, shows a man being taken away from a Caracas home by state security agents. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2009, file photo, Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma addresses the Commission of External Relationships in Brazil's Senate in Brasilia two days before the commission votes on the entrance of Venezuela into the Mercosur trade block. Two of Venezuela's leading opposition figures, Leopoldo Lopez and Ledezma, were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 in President Nicolas Maduro's first moves against his enemies since a widely denounced vote giving his government nearly unlimited powers. Allies of former Caracas Mayor Ledezma posted video online of a man who appeared to be the opposition leader being taken by state security as a woman screams for help for neighbors. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

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In this Saturday, July 8, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez holds a national flag as he greets supporters outside his home in Caracas, Venezuela, following his release from prison and being placed under house arrest after more than three years in military lockup. Allies of two Venezuelan opposition leaders say Lopez and Antonio Ledezma have been taken by authorities from the homes where they were under house arrest. Video posted on the Twitter account of Lopez's wife early Tuesday, Aug. 1, shows a man being taken away from a Caracas home by state security agents. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

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A sign with a message that reads in Spanish: "Maduro is hunger!" is attached to a cable forming part of a barricade made by demonstrators during a 48-hour general strike beginning Wednesday in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Streets were quiet Wednesday morning in much of the capital, Caracas, as many residents stayed home in observance of the strike. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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A sign with a message that reads in Spanish: "No more dictatorship" is attached to a rope formig part of a barricade made by demonstrators during a 48-hour general strike beginning Wednesday in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Streets were quiet Wednesday morning in much of the capital, Caracas, as many residents stayed home in observance of the strike. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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A woman holds a Virgin Mary statue during a protest march during a protest march against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government and also to commemorate the country's Day of the Journalist, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Protests against Maduro's government have been regularly held in Caracas over the last three months. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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A man shouts slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government during a protest march commemorating the country's Day of the Journalist in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Protests against Maduro's government have been regularly held in Caracas over the last three months. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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A man shouts slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government during a protest march commemorating the country's Day of the Journalist in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Protests against Maduro's government have been regularly held in Caracas over the last three months. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Wuilly Arteaga plays a violin during clashes with security forces blocking an opposition march from reaching the National Electoral Council headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela. “He’s a hero,” said Paolo Lena, a Caracas businessman who donated to Areaga a violin he had bought five years ago for his son. “He’s putting forward his face for lots of people who are afraid to protest.” (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

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In this May 27, 2017 photo, Wuilly Arteaga holds up his violin on top of a cement truck anti-government protesters took over during a demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela. Arteaga’s newfound celebrity status contrasts with his humble upbringing. He first picked up the violin growing up in the city of Valencia and was a member of Venezuela’s world-famous El Sistema network of youth orchestras and music schools. About four years ago he moved to Caracas, busking for his meals by playing on the streets and outside stores. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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FILE - In this Feb 18, 2014 file photo, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, second from right, draped in a Venezuelan national flag, is flanked by Jose Rafael Perez, right, just before Lopez surrenders to national guards, in Caracas, Venezuela. Lopez's wife Lilian Tintori stood outside a military hospital in Caracas late Wednesday, May 3, 2017, after an unconfirmed report on social media said her husband was taken there with a medical emergency. (AP Photo/Juan Manuel Hernandez, File)

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A demonstrator hides behind a barricade during clashes with the Bolivarian National Guard, at El Hatillo municipality outside Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. People blocked streets in Caracas with broken concrete, twisted metal and flaming piles of trash to protest the president's bid to rewrite the constitution amid a rapidly escalating political crisis.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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Anti-government protesters launch stones with a sling during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Tens of thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded the streets of Caracas in what's been dubbed the "mother of all marches" against the embattled socialist president. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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A youth with a gas mask takes cover behind a piece of corrugated tin roofing during anti-government protests in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Tens of thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded the streets of Caracas in what's been dubbed the "mother of all marches" against the embattled president. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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Anti-government protesters launch stones with a sling during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Tens of thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded the streets of Caracas in what's been dubbed the "mother of all marches" against the embattled socialist president. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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A demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister against Venezuela Bolivarian National Police line during clashes between opposition members and police forces in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Venezuelan riot police have launched pepper spray and tear gas to disperse an angry crowd of several thousand anti-government demonstrators trying to make their way to congress in Caracas. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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Demonstrators fights with Venezuelan National Police officers during clashes between opposition members and police forces in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Venezuelan riot police have launched pepper spray and tear gas to disperse an angry crowd of several thousand anti-government demonstrators trying to make their way to congress in Caracas. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 file photo, a demonstrator shouts insults against President Nicolas Maduro during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela. Protesters filled dozens of city blocks in what was dubbed the "taking of Caracas" to pressure electoral authorities to allow a recall referendum against Maduro. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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Shoppers queue outside of a supermarket in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, in this Jan. 8, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, center, waves a national flag during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Venezuelans took to the streets of Caracas in dueling demonstrations on Saturday, with one group calling attention to a crackdown on opponents of the government and another showing support for the embattled socialist administration. At left is Venezuela's first lady Cilia Flores. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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