A still image taken from a video said to show the moment in which Lopez is led into a vehicle by Venezuela’s intelligence agency in Caracas.
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Venezuela jailed two leading critics of President Nicolas Maduro Tuesday in a fresh blow to the opposition after the election of a new political body with power to rewrite the constitution and strengthen the hand of the leftist government.Attempts to get the opposition and the government to reach a negotiated deal subsequently floundered, however, and allies said Lopez, 46, may have been jailed again because he rejected government deals.Both Lopez and Ledezma had been urging protests against Sunday's vote, which they charged was rigged and a naked power grab by Maduro.Lopez was originally arrested for his role in leading street demonstrations against Maduro in 2014 .He said Lopez and Ledezma were both in Ramo Verde, the military jail in a slum area about an hour's drive from the capital.Meanwhile, three Venezuelan legislators said they are breaking with the pro-government Great Patriotic Pole party and forming a new faction in opposition to Maduro's rewrite of the nation's constitution.
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