Spain's ex-premier delays Venezuela trip to help politician

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MADRID (AP) — Spain's former prime minister Felipe Gonzalez has postponed his plans to travel to Venezuela to help defend jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez until a date is set for the politician's trial.

Gonzalez had planned to travel to Caracas on Monday, but put off the trip after a court hearing for Lopez was canceled.

His spokesman Joaquin Tagar said that Gonzalez will not travel until the trial date for Lopez is announced.

Gonzalez was widely criticized by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after announcing he would advise Lopez and his supporters.

The former prime minister is a lawyer and led Spain from 1982 to 1996.

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