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Venezuela's Maduro decried as 'dictator' after Congress annulled - Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Opposition leaders branded Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro a “dictator” on Thursday after the Supreme Court took over the functions of Congress and pushed a lengthy political standoff to new heights. There was swift ...and more »

Ranks of Political Prisoners Grow as Democracy Ebbs in Venezuela - New York Times

For Braulio Jatar, it was the biggest scoop in years: Venezuela's president was being chased by a crowd screaming of hunger, banging on pots and pans. The photos and video of President Nicolás Maduro soon appeared on Mr. Jatar's news site, Reporte ...and more »

Venezuela's top prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz rebukes Supreme Court power grab - The Globe and Mail

Venezuela's chief prosecutor broke with the government Friday and rebuked a Supreme Court decision stripping congress of its last vestiges of power, showing a crack in the embattled administration of socialist President Nicolas Maduro amid a torrent of ...and more »

Venezuela Muzzles Legislature, Moving Closer to One-Man Rule - New York Times

IQUITOS, Peru — Venezuela took its strongest step yet toward one-man rule under the leftist President Nicolás Maduro as his loyalists on the Supreme Court seized power from the National Assembly in a ruling late Wednesday night. The ruling effectively ...and more »

Police crack down on protests after 'power grab' - Aljazeera.com

Venezuelan police in riot gear fire buckshot and swing batons to break up rallies a day after court gutted Congress. 31 Mar 2017. Security forces violently repressed protests that broke out in Venezuela's capital on Friday after the supreme court ...and more »

Venezuela's high court dissolves National Assembly - CNN

(CNN) In a surprising move the Venezuelan opposition is calling a coup, the Venezuelan Supreme Court has stripped the country's National Assembly of its powers. The court ruled that all powers vested under the legislative body will be transferred to ...and more »

Venezuela seeks to cool outrage over court power grab - Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's pro-government Supreme Court revoked its takeover of the opposition-led Congress on Saturday after it drew international condemnation and protests against socialist President Nicolas Maduro. “This controversy is over ...and more »

Venezuela's Descent Into Dictatorship - New York Times

A ruling this week by Venezuela's Supreme Court stripping the nation's legislative branch of all authority — and vesting that power in the court itself — moves a country already beset by violence and economic scarcity one step closer to outright ...and more »

Venezuela opposition allege coup as supreme court seizes power - The Guardian

Julio Borges, president of the national assembly, speaks during a news conference in Caracas. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters. Venezuela has lurched further away from democracy – and closer to confrontation with its regional neighbours ...and more »

As Criticism Mounts, Venezuela Asks High Court to Revisit Power Grab - New York Times

IQUITOS, Peru — The Venezuelan government asked the Supreme Court early Saturday to revisit its decision to seize power from the national legislature, as criticism mounted that the country was tilting toward dictatorship. The request was issued after ...and more »