Skip to comments.Venezuela mayor arrested for 'civil rebellion' over violent protests
Posted on 03/20/2014 10:53:52 AM PDT by Rusty0604
Venezuelan intelligence agents have arrested an opposition mayor accused of fomenting violent anti-government protest, while another was jailed for 10 months in the latest move against opponents of President Nicolás Maduro.
Daniel Ceballos, mayor of western city of San Cristóbal, which has been a crucible of anti-government protest, was detained by the national intelligence service Sebin and accused of "civil rebellion".
Later on Wednesday, the supreme court jailed another opposition mayor, Enzo Scarano of San Diego in central Carabobo state, for 10 months and 15 days for failing to comply with a previous order to take down barricades there.
Venezuela's national assembly on Tuesday voted to start a process to strip opposition politician María Corina Machado of her immunity so thatcharges could eventually be brought against her for allegedly trying to destabilise the government.
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Since this has nothing to do with a missing plane or Ukraine nobody is paying attention, so the regime keeps cracking down while the food keeps running out in Venezuela.
Opposition being killed and arrested
It’s a dirty war
I have been trying to post about Venezuela now and then, but it seems as though the media shifts people’s attention where they want it. I’m sure Sean Penn and Jimmy Carter are on top of it.
There are some big stories out there but I also believe that some of the mainstream media sympathize with the regime and others are being intimidated by it.
I read Daniel’s posts on the “Venezuela News and Views” blog to get a closer view of what’s really going on behind the spotty news reporting.
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