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Monday, April 10, 2017

Venezuela opposition leader Capriles banned from politics



Mr Capriles has been at the forefront of demands for a recall referendum on President Nicolas Maduro. There was no immediate comment from the government on the ban. In a heated press conference, Mr Capriles said he would continue in his post as governor of Miranda state and called for a protest march to be held on Saturday. Mr Capriles, who has run twice as a presidential candidate, is seen as the opposition's best hope of defeating President Maduro in elections scheduled for next year. The ban comes after a week of several large opposition-led protests in the capital Caracas. They accuse the government of stifling dissent. More

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