WATCH: Mayor of Caracas Ledezma escapes to Colombia after house arrest in Venezuela

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November 18, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

CUCUTA, Colombia – Mayor of Venezuela capital Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, spoke to reporters in Cucuta in Colombia on Friday following his escape from house arrest in neighboring Venezuela.

The 62-year-old is a vocal opponent of President Nicolás Maduro and has been under arrest since 2015 for his support in a coup attempt.

Colombia has been one of the biggest supporters of the right-wing opposition who since April this year have tried to violently overthrow Maduro with the backing of the US.

Former Colombian President Andres Pastrana tweeted: “Welcome to freedom!” in response to the news, despite the fact Venezuela has conducted more elections in the past decade than any other Latin American state.

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