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

President Nicolás Maduro 'is now the national assembly', says assembly's leader after court rules it can assume congressional duties. Jonathan Watts Latin America editor and Alicia Hernández in Caracas. Thu 30 Mar 2017 18.16 EDT First published on Thu ...and more »

Venezuela's top prosecutor condemns court move to strip congress of power - The Guardian

Luisa Ortega Díaz and governments across Latin America have denounced the power grab as security forces violently repressed small protests in Caracas. Staff and agencies in Caracas. Fri 31 Mar 2017 12.36 EDT Last modified on Mon 3 Apr 2017 07.20 ...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 »

Venezuela reverses ruling that stripped congress of legislative powers - The Guardian

President Nicolas Maduro asks supreme court to review ruling nullifying lawmaking body following protests. Staff and agencies. Sat 1 Apr 2017 11.07 EDT Last modified on Mon 3 Apr 2017 07.20 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email.and more »

Venezuela's Supreme Court reverses controversial ruling on Congress powers - The Independent

Venezuela's President and Supreme Court have backed down from a surprise move to strip congress of its legislative powers that had sparked widespread claims that the South American country was no longer a democracy. President Nicolas Maduro asked ...and more »

Venezuela 'coup' slammed across the world - Deutsche Welle

The United Nations humans rights chief, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, expressed "grave concern" on Friday at the ruling by Venezuela's Supreme Court to strip congress of power and strongly urged it to reconsider its decision. He said that a separation of ...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 »

US State Department, Lawmakers Condemn Venezuela Power Grab - NBCNews.com

Venezuela's democracy was seen as quickly unraveling Thursday as President Nicholas Maduro's government took control of the Latin American country's congress. The power grab came late Wednesday after loyalists on Venezuela's Supreme Court ...and more »

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.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 »