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Escalating Venezuela Turmoil's Effect On Oil Markets - Oil Markets Daily - Seeking Alpha

Escalating Venezuela Turmoil's Effect On Oil Markets - Oil Markets DailySeeking AlphaOn Thursday, Venezuela's Supreme Court took over the National Assembly, the opposition, arguing it violated the constitution. We believe this move by President Maduro is tantamount to political suicide. However, with Maduro controlling the armed forces ...and more »

Venezuelan attorney general breaks with Maduro, slams court ruling - KPAX-TV

Venezuelan attorney general breaks with Maduro, slams court rulingKPAX-TV(CNN) -- Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz on Friday strongly criticized a ruling by the country's Supreme Court to take over the National Assembly's legislative powers, essentially dissolving it. "It constitutes a rupture of the ...and more »

Venezuelan opposition MP says Parliament's legitimacy is 'undisputed' - BBC News;

Venezuelan opposition MP says Parliament's legitimacy is 'undisputed' - BBC News

BBC NewsVenezuelan opposition MP says Parliament's legitimacy is 'undisputed'BBC NewsPresident Nicolas Maduro is facing protests in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, and a sharp rebuke from a former ally, the Attorney General, Luisa Ortega. She has condemned a move by the Supreme Court to suspend the powers of the opposition-controlled ...and more »

Police crackdown on protests after 'power grab' - Aljazeera.com;

Police crackdown on protests after 'power grab' - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comPolice crackdown on protests after 'power grab'Aljazeera.comVenezuelan police in riot gear fire buckshot and swing batons to break up rallies a day after court gutted Congress. 31 Mar 2017 19:59 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Opposition supporters shout slogans against President ...and more »

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

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

BloombergVenezuela Crisis Deepens, Bonds Sink as Maduro Ally Pushes BackBloombergVenezuela 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 ally breaks rank with president over Venezuelan power grab - Irish Times;

Maduro ally breaks rank with president over Venezuelan power grab - Irish Times

Irish TimesMaduro ally breaks rank with president over Venezuelan power grabIrish TimesVenezuela's powerful attorney general has rebuked the judiciary's takeover of congress, breaking ranks with President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government as protests and international condemnation grew. “It constitutes a rupture of the constitutional ...and more »

Top Venezuela official breaks with government - www.worldbulletin.net;

Top Venezuela official breaks with government - www.worldbulletin.net

www.worldbulletin.netTop Venezuela official breaks with governmentwww.worldbulletin.netUN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein warned Venezuela: "The separation of powers is essential for democracy to function." World Bulletin / News Desk. Venezuela's attorney general surprisingly broke ranks with President Nicolas ...and more »

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

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

Washington PostVenezuela's top prosecutor rebukes Supreme Court power grabWashington PostCARACAS, 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 court move may facilitate Russian investment, spook other oil majors - Reuters

Venezuela court move may facilitate Russian investment, spook other oil majorsReutersMarch 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 »

Maduro attacked from own camp over Venezuela power grab - Yahoo News;

Maduro attacked from own camp over Venezuela power grab - Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsMaduro attacked from own camp over Venezuela power grabYahoo NewsVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro faced the strongest criticism ever from within his own camp Friday as his attorney general condemned recent court rulings that consolidated the socialist president's power. Attorney General Luisa Ortega broke ranks ...and more »

Venezuela rejects coup accusations - Jamaica Observer;

Venezuela rejects coup accusations - Jamaica Observer

Jamaica ObserverVenezuela rejects coup accusationsJamaica ObserverVenezuelan opposition activists march along a street of Caracas on March 31, 2017 chanting slogans against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.(Photo: AFP). CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela on Friday rejected accusations that a ...and more »

Venezuela Bonds Fall Most in Two Years on Political Uncertainty - Bloomberg;

Venezuela Bonds Fall Most in Two Years on Political Uncertainty - Bloomberg

BloombergVenezuela Bonds Fall Most in Two Years on Political UncertaintyBloombergVenezuela's dollar bonds fell the most in two years on Friday as rising political uncertainty in the South American country rekindled concern over a default ahead of a multibillion-dollar payment due next month. The country's benchmark bond due in 2027 ...and more »

Clashes in Venezuela as supreme court strips powers from congress - Juice Brighton;

Clashes in Venezuela as supreme court strips powers from congress - Juice Brighton

Juice BrightonClashes in Venezuela as supreme court strips powers from congressJuice BrightonProtesters have clashed with police in Venezuela after the pro-president supreme court took legislative powers away from the opposition-controlled national assembly. The move was condemned by Latin American governments, with the Organisation of ...and more »

Venezuela prosecutor criticizes pro-government court ruling - Arizona Daily Star;

Venezuela prosecutor criticizes pro-government court ruling - Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Daily StarVenezuela prosecutor criticizes pro-government court rulingArizona Daily StarNational Assembly President Julio Borges, center, accompanied by fellow lawmakers, arrives to a press conference at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Venezuela's Supreme Court Wednesday, March 29, 2017, that it ...and more »

Venezuela accused of 'self-coup' after Supreme Court shuts down National Assembly - Buenos Aires Herald;

Venezuela accused of 'self-coup' after Supreme Court shuts down National Assembly - Buenos Aires Herald

Buenos Aires HeraldVenezuela accused of 'self-coup' after Supreme Court shuts down National AssemblyBuenos Aires HeraldJulio Borges (centre), the speaker of Venezuela's National Assembly and a lawmaker from the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) coalition of opposition parties (MUD), denounces the Supreme Court's actions during a press conference in Caracas.and more »

Top Venezuela official breaks with government, protests escalate - TODAYonline

Top Venezuela official breaks with government, protests escalateTODAYonlineOpposition supporters holding a placard that reads, "No more dictatorship" shout slogans as they block a highway during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas. Photo: Reuters. mail · print. View all comments. Tweet.and more »

Venezuela top prosecutor says Supreme Court "broke" constitution - Reuters

Venezuela top prosecutor says Supreme Court "broke" constitutionReutersCARACAS, March 31 Venezuela's chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega said on Friday that a move by the Supreme Court to take over the role of Congress had violated the constitution. "It constitutes a rupture of the constitutional order. It's my obligation to ...and more »

Venezuela Dissolves Only Non-Socialist Part Of Its Government - Daily Caller

Venezuela Dissolves Only Non-Socialist Part Of Its GovernmentDaily CallerVenezuela's socialist government stripped its congress of power late Thursday in what opposition leaders are calling a coup. Venezuela's Supreme Court ruled that all powers vested under the legislative body will be transferred to the country's highest ...and more »

UN urges Venezuela court to reverse Congress annulment - Jerusalem Post Israel News;

UN urges Venezuela court to reverse Congress annulment - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsUN urges Venezuela court to reverse Congress annulmentJerusalem Post Israel NewsGENEVA, March 31 - The top United Nations human rights official called on Venezuela's Supreme Court on Friday to reconsider its decision to take over legislative powers and urged President Nicolas Maduro's government to uphold rights to peaceful ...and more »

Colombia recalls ambassador from Caracas amid Venezuela crisis - Colombia Reports;

Colombia recalls ambassador from Caracas amid Venezuela crisis - Colombia Reports

Colombia ReportsColombia recalls ambassador from Caracas amid Venezuela crisisColombia ReportsColombia announced on Friday that it had recalled its ambassador from Venezuela after the neighboring country's Supreme Court controversially removed the National Assembly's legislative powers. Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin told press said she ...and more »