Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma flees country

The mayor of Caracas has escaped from his long-term house arrest in Venezuela, fleeing across the border to Colombia and then on to Spain.

Antonio Ledezma had been confined since early 2015 on charges of supporting an attempted coup, which hWelcome to freedom!” in response to the news.

The Venezuelan president mocked him in a TV broadcast, saying: “The vampire is flying free in the world.”