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In Venezuela arrested opposition leaders

The opposition leaders of Venezuela, Leopoldo lópez and Antonio Ledezma was taken away in an unknown direction from their homes, where they were under house arrest, Reuters reports.

Relatives of the opposition said that laying the responsibility for the fate of their loved ones on the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro.

Recall, July 30, in Venezuela, elections were held for the National constitutional Assembly. A new Constituent Assembly empowered to rewrite the Constitution and deprive of power the Congress controlled by the opposition.

The Venezuelan opposition has refused to recognize the election results and rioted. The international community has subjected to criticism the elections. The US imposed sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela was excluded from subregional trade and economic Union MERCOSUR. The members of the Organization of American States (OAS), including the US, Canada and Mexico, said they do not recognize the authority of the Constitutional Assembly.

In Venezuela arrested opposition leaders
01.08.2017

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