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Caracas mayor indicted for 'plotting violence' against government

  • Antonio Ledezma, the mayor of Venezuela’s capital Caracas, has been charged for plotting violence against the government.

    The move has been slammed by the opposition.

    The 59-year-old Ledezma, a prominent opposition leader and critic of the government, will remain confined in a military prison pending trial, the attorney general said.

    Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro had earlier alleged that the mayor was involved in an attempted coup.

    The US has condemned the “systemic intimidation” of the Venezuelan opposition.

     

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