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.