Suspect in murder of Venezuelan priest under arrest
The suspect was wanted on murder charges
The suspect, identified as Yender Briceño, aged 24, and commonly known as "El Titi," was wanted by the police in connection with the murder of a driver early in January. He is associated with a criminal gang known as "El Tico."
Father Mendoza was shot dead on Sunday at 11 p.m. by two men riding a motorcycle who tried to steal his car.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."