Spain: ‘Like a James Bond film’ — Former Caracas Mayor flees house arrest, lands in Madrid

Former Mayor of Caracas Antonio Ledezm landed in Madrid on a flight from Colombia on Saturday, after having escaped from house arrest in Venezuela. The former mayor was greeted by his family members and a number of opponents of the Venezuelan government at Madrid airport. «Living as in a James Bond movie, I made this trip of over 24 hours, passing 29 checkpoints, assuming all the risks, I... Еще was only thinking about the value of freedom,» Ledezma said. His wife, Mitzy Capriles, told journalists that the former mayor «will be around the world talking about the reality of Venezuela.» Ledezma was arrested in February 2015 for charges of conspiracy to commit a coup. He was held for three months at a military prison before being under house arrest.

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