Venezuela court orders arrest of senior opposition leader, as President Nicholas Maduro clings to power

Venezuela court orders arrest of senior opposition leader, as President Nicholas Maduro clings to powerVenezuela’s top court has ordered the arrest and detention of a senior opposition leader behind recent protests, as President Nicholas Maduro seeks to hold onto power amid mounting international condemnation. The Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Ramon Muchacho, one of Caracas’s five mayors, for refusing an order to remove barricades set up by anti-government protesters. Critics of the government said the move was a violation of due process and a blatant attempt to punish opponents.



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