BREAKING NEWS

Venezuela's top prosecutor has left Colombia for Brazil

Now Reading:

Venezuela's top prosecutor has left Colombia for Brazil

Text size Aa Aa

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Venezuela’s top prosecutor Luisa Ortega, who fled the socialist country last week, has left Colombia for Brazil, Colombia’s migration agency said on Tuesday. “Today the attorney general of Venezuela, Luisa Ortega Diaz, left en route to Brazil,” the agency said in a statement. Ortega, who has become a vocal opponent of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro’s unpopular government in recent months, arrived in Colombia on Friday with her legislator husband, saying she feared for her life. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday he would grant Ortega asylum if she requested it.

(Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb; editing by Girish Gupta)
euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.