Caracas mayor arrested in Venezuela

February 20, 2015 10:32 AM

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Caracas mayor arrested in Venezuela

CARACAS: Venezuela's intelligence service arrested on Thursday the mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, his wife and opposition figures said, in what appears to be the latest crackdown on dissent.

Ledezma, 59, tweeted in the afternoon that government police were on the way to his office to arrest him. Agents shot in the air to disperse a crowd that gathered nearby.

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