Nicolás Maduro Versus the Ex-Presidents

Yet for neighboring ex-presidents, Venezuela’s rapidly worsening human rights situation is fair game — particularly when it draws a flattering contrast to the resounding silence from the sitting government. As Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma — the most recent high-profile opposition figure to be arrested — prepares for his upcoming trial, a veritable flood of former presidents have signed on to be his (and fellow political prisoner Leopoldo López’s) “defense team.”