Luisa Ortega Diaz Venezuela ex-attorney general leaves Colombia for Brazil - Authorities

The Venezuelan ex-chief prosecutor who fled her country after being targeted by its President Maduro has left her first refuge stop in Colombia for Brazil.

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Venezuela's former attorney general Luisa Ortega, a leading critic of President Nicolas Maduro, is headed to Brazil play

Venezuela's former attorney general Luisa Ortega, a leading critic of President Nicolas Maduro, is headed to Brazil

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The Venezuelan ex-chief prosecutor who fled her country after being targeted by its President Nicolas Maduro has left her first refuge stop in Colombia for Brazil, migration authorities said Tuesday.

"Venezuelan Chief Attorney Luisa Ortega Diaz today left for Brazil, having carried out the necessary emigration procedure with the Colombian authorities," they said in a statement.

Ortega, 59, had arrived in Colombia on Friday after fleeing with her lawmaker husband from Venezuela where they faced court action after defying Maduro over a deadly political crisis.

A former loyalist of the socialist leadership, Ortega had broken ranks with Maduro to become his most high-ranking domestic critic as international pressure on the president mounted.

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