Venezuela’s Maduro tightens pressure on opposition

Opposition Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself the interim-president of Venezuela, gives a press conference concerning the previous night’s arrest of an opposition lawmaker in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 9, 2019. The arrest of Edgar Zambrano, vice president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, appeared to be part of a carefully calibrated crackdown on the opposition by President Nicolas Maduro’s government. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

CARACAS, Venezuela— The arrest of a top opposition leader in Venezuela unleashed fears of a wider crackdown on Thursday, even as members of the opposition issued renewed calls for weekend protests in a monthslong campaign to oust President Nicolás Maduro.