Caracas mayor who opposed Venezuela's socialist government arrested

February 20, 2015 4:02 AM

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Caracas mayor who opposed Venezuela's socialist government arrested

Feb. 19, 2015: Protesters in Caracas, Venezuela stand on the hood of a Mack truck, one holding a sign that reads in Spanish 'Freedom for Venezuela' during a protest sparked by the violent arrest of Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra)

CARACAS, Venezuela – Police in camouflaged uniforms smashed into the office of Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma on Thursday and carried the opposition leader away in a move heightening political tensions in the socialist-run South American country.

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