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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. Venezuela opposition allege coup as supreme court seizes power. President Nicolás Maduro 'is now the ...and more »

Venezuela: Supreme court backtracks on powers bid - BBC News

The Venezuelan Supreme Court has reversed its ruling to strip congress of its legislative powers. It made the decision after the government of President Nicolas Maduro urged it to review the ruling "to maintain institutional stability". The initial ...and more »

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

Venezuela's attorney general, Luisa Ortega Díaz, speaking during the release of her 2016 annual report in Caracas on Friday. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images. Venezuela. Venezuela's top prosecutor condemns court move to strip congress of power. Luisa ...and more »

Venezuela 'coup': Alarm grows as court takes power - BBC News

There have been demonstrations in Venezuela after the Supreme Court took over legislative powers from the National Assembly. Critics say the development takes the country closer to one-man rule under President Nicolas Maduro. Luis Almagro, the ...and more »

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

An opposition supporter takes part in a rally against Nicolas Maduro. The placard translates as 'no more dictatorship'. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters. Nicolás Maduro. Venezuela reverses ruling that stripped congress of legislative powers. President ...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. There was swift ...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's crumbling façade of democracy - Human Rights Watch

On March 29, the Venezuelan Supreme Court effectively shut down Congress, the only key government institution that remained independent of executive control, making the incredible announcement that it would assume all legislative powers itself or ...and more »

Venezuela's congress decries 'coup' after top court seizes power - Deutsche Welle

Venezuela has spiraled into further crisis after the country's top court seized power from congress. A top regional official has called the move a "coup." Venezuela Nicolas Maduro Maikel Moreno (Getty Images/F.Parra). Venezuela slid further towards ...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 the ...and more »