Venezuela's top prosecutor rebukes Supreme Court power grab - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

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 ...

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

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

President 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 ...

Police crackdown 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 19:59 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Opposition supporters shout slogans against President ...

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 ...

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

UN 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 ...

Venezuela court move may facilitate 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 ...

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

Venezuelan 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 ...

Venezuela rejects coup accusations - Jamaica Observer

Venezuelan 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 ...

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

Venezuela'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 ...

Clashes in Venezuela as supreme court strips powers from congress - KL.FM 96.7

Protesters 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 ...

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

National 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 ...

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

Julio 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.

Protests begin as Venezuela moves a step closer to one-man rule - Alaska Dispatch News

Opposition supporters clash with Venezuela's National Guards during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government outside the Supreme Court of Justice in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello. CARACAS – Venezuelan opposition protests began ...

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

CARACAS, 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 ...

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

Venezuela'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 ...

Protests Begin, Foreign Pressure Mounts on Venezuela's Maduro - U.S. News & World Report

Opposition 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, Venezuela March 31, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia ...

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

GENEVA, 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 ...

Colombia recalls ambassador from Caracas amid Venezuela crisis - Colombia Reports

Colombia 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 ...

Germany accuses Maduro of holding Venezuelans 'hostage' - Fresno Bee

Germany has accused Venezuela's president of holding the country's population as "hostages" in his battle with parliament. Venezuela's Supreme Court, which was stacked by the government of President Nicolas Maduro, has taken away the remaining ...