Leopoldo Lopez Documentary: Obama, Trump Agree Venezuela Political Prisoner Should Be Freed

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A new documentary tells the story of the only issue presidents Obama and Trump agree on: Venezuela's political prisoner, Leopoldo López should be freed. Reuters

Campanario Entertainment and Dhana Media have wrapped production of "FUERTE," a timely documentary starring Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuela's opposition party leader and political prisoner, Leopoldo López, as she campaigns for his liberation amidst Venezuela's current political turmoil.

Throughout the previous administration, President Obama was a vocal advocate for the release of Leopoldo López and now President Trump agrees as evidenced by his latest tweet. Both sides have finally come together.

On February 18, 2014 Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López was incarcerated and later convicted to more than 13 years of prison for inciting violence as the leader of a street protest in which students marched against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Ex-general Franklin Nieves has admitted that he falsified evidence under the command of the government to ensure López's incarceration.

Lilian Tintori, his wife and mother of two children, was forced into the political spotlight and has put her life on the line in order to free Leopoldo, reunite her family and all the families of the political prisoners. "FUERTE" is an intimate glimpse into the life of one of Venezuela's now most recognizable figures, as Tintori travels across Venezuela campaigning to win the parliamentary elections in hope of winning a majority that can free her husband.

President Trump Trump Welcomes Wife of Venezuelan Political Prisoner. Photo: @RealDonaldTrump Twitter

Armed with her voice and the courage that personifies her, Lilian leaves her everyday life as a mother and housewife behind to begin a road trip in search of justice. Despite three attempts on her life, Lilian never loses hope and continues her quest for justice around the world, eventually reaching the Oval Office to meet with President Trump.

After President Trump and Lilian Tintori meeting, he posted an image on Twitter that reads: "Venezuela should allow Leopoldo Lopez, a political prisoner & husband of @liliantintori (just met w/ @marcorubio) out of prison immediately." — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017

In repeated ocassions, President Trump promised Latin Americans from oppressed countries that he would use the Oval Office to advocate for freedom in their homelands.

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