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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 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 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 »

Venezuelan Court Revises Ruling That Nullified Legislature - New York Times

“The decisions of the court have not divested the Parliament of its powers,” Maikel Moreno, the court's chief judge, said in an address on Saturday afternoon. He said the Supreme Court should not be in conflict with other branches of government ...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 »

Denounced as dictator, Maduro backs down, reverses court's ruling on Venezuela legislature's powers - Washington Post

CARACAS, Venezuela — On the instructions of President Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela's top court on Saturday walked back its attempt to incapacitate the country's opposition-controlled parliament, following widespread condemnation across the Americas ...and more »

Stripped of their powers, Venezuelan lawmakers accuse Maduro of a 'coup' - Washington Post

QUITO, ECUADOR — Outraged opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro denounced him as a full-fledged dictator Thursday, after his allies on the supreme court stripped the country's parliament of its power. Maduro has essentially ruled Venezuela ...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 »

Venezuelan attorney general breaks with Maduro, slams court ruling - CNN

(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 »