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After daring escape from Venezuela, ousted Caracas mayor lands in Spain

After daring escape from Venezuela, ousted Caracas mayor lands in Spain

The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela's socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house arrest and slipping past Venezuelan security forces into Colombia.

Antonio Ledezma's flight from Bogota landed at Barajas airport in Spain's capital, Madrid. With a Venezuelan flag draped over his shoulder, he hugged his wife and two daughters and said he would fight Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from exile.

"I am going to dedicate myself to traveling the world, to spread the hope of all Venezuelans to escape this regime, this dictatorship," Ledezma said. "Venezuela isn't...

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