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Venezuelan Opposition Leaders Detained at Gunpoint in Raids

  • Videos appear to show Lopez, Ledezma being taken away
  • Dozens have died during months of protests against Maduro
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Venezuela’s most high-profile opposition figures were seized from their homes by security forces, according to people close to them, in what appeared to be a crackdown on officials challenging the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was taken from his home at gunpoint, his wife said, just weeks after he had been transferred from military prison to house arrest after three years behind bars. Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma was also seized, according to his wife. Videos of the detentions were posted on Twitter.