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Wives of Venezuela’s Political Prisoners Chain Selves Outside Vatican

The wives and mother of two political prisoners in Venezuela have chained themselves to the gates of the Vatican to demand Pope Francis intervene for the swift liberation of their loved ones, the former mayor of Caracas and the head of one of its largest opposition parties.

Wives of Venezuela’s Political Prisoners Chain Themselves to the Vatican

Journalists Detained for Reporting on Caracas Mayor Arrest

Following the shocking images of Venezuelan secret service (Sebin) agents storming the office of Antonio Ledezma, Mayor of Caracas, the Socialist national guard has heightened its surveillance of journalists, cameramen, and even bystanders with recording equipment to prevent further compromising images from being shared on social media.

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Venezuelan Police Drag Caracas Mayor Out of His Office ‘Like a Dog’ in Violent Arrest

Antonio Ledezma, the mayor of Caracas, Venezuela, was arrested in a siege of his office yesterday without a warrant and for unspecified “conspiracy” charges. His arrest occurs the day after Popular Will Party opposition leader Leopoldo López’s one-year anniversary behind bars, also for posing an unspecified criminal threat to the nation.