In today’s 15 Minutes on Latin America podcast,
General Raul Baduel, former defense minister and longtime Chavez ally, issues from prison a plea for Venezuelans “to save democracy.” He was arrested by Hugo Chavez’s orders on Thursday on charges of corruption.
The statement was made in a video (in Spanish) made by his son, who used his cell phone:
Noticias 24, in Spanish, CNN emite una grabacion del General Baduel del viernes en Fuerte Tiuna
NYT Venezuela: Arrest of Former Minister, a Chávez Critic
Bloomberg, Venezuela Ex-Defense Minister to Be Held in Prison, Lawyer Says
Miami Herald, Foe of Hugo Chávez arrested in Venezuela
An opponent of Venezuela’s leader was arrested, an action described as another in a string of dissident persecutions.
El Universal, Military Attorney General talks about “enough grounds” against Baduel
LA Herald Tribune, Venezuela General Who Rescued Chavez — Then Turned Against Him — Held in Military Jail
Prior posts on Baduel here
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