Spain: 2 linked with late Venezuelan president detained



CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Spanish authorities acknowledge they’ve arrested a married couple with links to Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez in a case of suspected corruption.


Officials in Madrid announced Wednesday they detained the pair at Venezuela’s request.


The two are Claudia Diaz, a one-time nurse of Chavez who later rose to high positions, and her husband, Adrian Velasquez Figueroa, a former member of the presidential palace’s security detail.


Venezuelan officials are seeking them on suspicion of corruption revealed in the Panama Papers a document leak from a Panamanian law firm that illustrated how the powerful

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