Venezuela On The Brink: Maduro Arrests Caracas Mayor As Oil Prices Batter The Economy

March 5, 2015 5:15 PM

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This is a guest post by Mariana Martin Hernandez, General Coordinator of Embajadores del Voto, a civil society organization that seeks to create awareness regarding electoral participation within the Venezuelan diaspora. Embajadores del Voto is affiliated to Voto Joven and actively supported the presidential campaign of Henrique Capriles in 2013.

Increasingly desperate, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the arrest of Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma on February 19, accusing him of sedition. Images captured by security cameras spread like a wildfire across social media, depicting Ledezma’s violent arrest by a large group of National Gu...

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