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Nicolas Maduro begins promised purge of opposition

Two opposition figures in Venezuela, Leopolodo Lopez and former mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, were arrested on the orders of the country’s president Nicolas Maduro. The arrests follow Maduro’s promise to place opponents of both his regime and consolidation of power into jail cells. Both Ledezma and Lopez have been detained in the past, but have not ceased their criticisms of Maduro’s method of governance.


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