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Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Madrid

Nov 18, 2017 - 10:44 AM

Fugitive Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma has crossed the border into neighboring Colombia, saying he intends to fly to Europe to organize resistance against President Nicolas Maduro's rule

OPPOSITION. The mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, 62, greets followers at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Colombia, on November 17, 2017, before embarking to Spain after escaping house arrest in the Venezuelan capital. Photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP

Trump holds Maduro responsible for jailed opponents' health, safety

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The United States holds Maduro personally responsible for the health and safety of Mr Lopez Mr Ledezma and any others seized

DETAINED. This combination of pictures created on August 01, 2017 shows Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez (L) in Caracas, and a file photo taken on October 27, 2009 showing Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma speaking in Brasilia. Leopoldo Lopez & Evaristo Sa/AFP

Venezuela sends two top opposition leaders back to jail

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:18 PM

UPDATED Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma were both already under house arrest when they were picked up by the intelligence service their relatives say

Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez gives a message at this house in Caracas on July 26, 2017. Leopoldo Lopez/handout/AFP

Detained Caracas mayor undergoes surgery

Apr 27, 2015 - 4:04 PM

The 59 year old mayor was arrested on February 19 on charges of conspiring to stage a US funded attempted coup against President Nicolas Maduro

DETAINED. A file picture dated on 20 April 2014 shows Caracas' Mayor Antonio Ledezma during an opposition rally in Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela. Santi Donaire/EPA

US, Latin America worry over Venezuela tensions

Feb 21, 2015 - 10:23 AM

Concerns are raised over political tensions in Venezuela after the arrest of the opposition mayor of Caracas in an alleged coup plot

ANTONIO LEDEZMA. A file picture shows Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma during an opposition rally in Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela. Santi Donaire/EPA

Venezuela arrests Caracas opposition mayor over 'coup'

Feb 20, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Mayor Antonio Ledezma s wife Mitzy Capriles takes to Ledezma s Twitter account to report his detention shortly after blaming Maduro

ANTONIO LEDEZMA. A file picture dated on 20 April 2014 shows Caracas' Mayor Antonio Ledezma during an opposition rally in Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela. Antonio Ledezma was detained by members of Bolivarian Intelligence Service (Sebin, in Spanish) at his office in Caracas downtown, on 19 February 2015, sources close to the Mayor informed. Santi Donaire/EPA

Riot police, protesters clash in Venezuela

Apr 21, 2014 - 4:10 PM

Hundreds of anti government activists marked Easter Sunday in Chacao by holding a peaceful march calling for the resurrection of democracy