Venezuela’s supreme court orders the removal and arrest of a Caracas-area mayor — “Maduro knows this country is ungovernable.”

Peace and Freedom

The Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s supreme court ordered the removal and arrest of a Caracas-area mayor at the heart of recent anti-government protests and President Nicolas Maduro’s all-powerful constitutional assembly planned to meet again Tuesday, forging ahead on vows to punish the socialist leader’s foes.

The government-packed high court sentenced Ramon Muchacho to 15 months in prison for not following an order to remove barricades set up in the leafy Chacao district of eastern Caracas where the Emory University MBA graduate has been mayor since 2013. He’s the fourth opposition mayor whose arrest the high court has sought in the past two weeks. The court also ordered an investigation into another prominent Caracas-area mayor, David Smolansky, for the same alleged crimes.


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Muchacho’s whereabouts were not immediately known, but he denounced the ruling on Twitter, saying that “all of the weight of the revolutionary injustice…

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