Emotions heat up in Venezuela as government arrests capital's mayor, a longtime vocal critic

February 20, 2015 4:15 AM

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Emotions heat up in Venezuela as government arrests capital's mayor, a longtime vocal critic

Venezuelan Opposition Alliance Executive Secretary Jesus Torrealba speaks about the violent arrest of Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma at a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. National police in camouflage uniforms smashed into Ledezma's office on Thursday and carried the opposition figure away. President Nicolas Maduro announced that the mayor would be punished for all his efforts to disturb the peace. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra) (The Associated Press)

Venezuelan National Guard soldiers and police officers, dressed in riot gear, form a cordon outside the intelligence service police headquarters, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. National police in camouflage uniforms smashed into the office of Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma on Thursda...

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