Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela opposition leader delayed by govt backers

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles says he was harassed in a Margarita Island airport for four hours by armed and hooded government supporters.

The tense standoff ended after midnight Wednesday when the supporters withdrew from an area close to baggage claim where they awaited Capriles and a delegation of opposition politicians traveling with him.

The chaotic scene rippled through social media as Capriles, who narrowly lost the 2013 presidential elections to socialist Nicolas Maduro, broadcast live videos and tweeted from inside the military-controlled airport.

In one grainy video, a small group of people can be seen banging on a glass wall and holding a...