Venezuela's Supreme Court shuts down parliament in what opponents say is slide towards dictatorship -

Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Friday condemned the Supreme Court's decision to shut down the country's parliament – echoing concerns voiced around the world that the troubled country was sliding towards a dictatorship. The Supreme Court, packed with ...and more »

Top Venezuela official breaks with government, protests mount - Reuters

Opposition supporters clash with riot police in front of a courthouse in Caracas, Venezuela March 31, 2017. REUTERS/Marco Bello. 1/20. left. right. Pro-government supporters clash with opposition supporters during a protest against Venezuelan President ...and more »

Venezuela Crisis Deepens, Bonds Sink as Maduro Ally Pushes Back - Bloomberg

Venezuela lurched closer to full-blown crisis Friday when the nation's top prosecutor, a long-time ally of the ruling socialist party, labeled unconstitutional the Supreme Court's move to usurp the power of the opposition-led National Assembly. Small ...and more »

Maduro attacked from own camp over Venezuela power grab - News24

Caracas - Venezuela's attorney general surprisingly broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro on Friday, condemning recent Supreme Court rulings that consolidated the socialist president's power as a "rupture of constitutional order". Attorney General ...and more »

Venezuela leader says open to talk with opposition on crisis - Yahoo Singapore News

Venezuelan Bolivarian National guards officers are confronted by university students during a protest outside of the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 31, 2017. Venezuelans have been thrust into a new round of political turbulence ...and more »

Nicolás Maduro's power grab incites violent scuffles in Caracas - Financial Times

Latin American dictators once sent in tanks and soldiers. This week, Venezuela's socialist president Nicolás Maduro dispatched judges. The motivation, in part, is money. The result, however, is the same: a coup. Sample the FT's top stories for a week.and more »

Venezuela's top prosecutor rebukes Supreme Court power grab - Washington Post

CARACAS, Venezuela — Security forces violently repressed protests that broke out in Venezuela's capital on Friday after the Supreme Court gutted the opposition-controlled Congress of its last vestiges of power, drawing widespread condemnation from ...and more »

Venezuela's Maduro says to resolve Supreme Court controversy - Reuters UK

CARACAS, March 31 Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he would resolve within hours the controversy over the Supreme Court's assumption of the opposition-led legislature's functions, which has sparked widespread protests and ...and more »

Venezuela court move may ease Russian investment, spook other oil majors - Reuters

March 31 The sight of Venezuela's National Assembly president tearing up a Supreme Court ruling and warning foreign firms against making deals with the leftist government will no doubt resonate in international boardrooms. The ruling ripped up by ...and more »

Venezuela's court move breaks law, Maduro ally says - BBC News

Venezuela's chief prosecutor, an ally of President Nicolas Maduro, has said the decision by the Supreme Court to take over legislative powers from the National Assembly violates the law. Luisa Ortega is the first high-ranking official to criticise the ...and more »