Brazil Senators Say Bus Attacked on Venezuela Visit to Prisoners

Brazilian senators seeking to visit jailed opposition leaders in Venezuela on Thursday said their minibus was stoned and blocked, forcing them to return to the airport. The group of opposition senators had planned to drive from the coastal airport to the capital Caracas and then on to a military jail where hardline opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has been for more than a year. Foreign support for opposition leaders is a sensitive issue for the government of President Nicolas Maduro who views them as U.S.-backed agitators intent on fomenting a coup against him to end 16 years of socialism in Venezuela.



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