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Venezuela Protests Escalate as Opposition Leader Held

Venezuelan security forces are facing off with demonstrators in streets blocked by burning barricades in several Venezuelan cities. The protests against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government have escalated after a judge ruled early Thursday there is enough evidence to hold opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez in jail. Charges against Lopez include arson and criminal incitement stemming from a massive February 12 anti-government rally. Prosecutors decided not to pursue more...

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