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Montevideo, November 17th 2018 - 00:29 UTC

Tag: Supreme Court of the Venezuela

  • Monday, May 22nd 2017 - 07:00 UTC

    Venezuela: over fifty people killed in fifty days of protests

    Maduro personally denounced a brutal attack on another man he said had been taken for a government supporter during one of several massive demonstrations

    A young demonstrator has died from a gunshot wound to the chest, raising to over 50 the number of people killed in fifty days of protests targeting Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, officials said Sunday. The president personally denounced a brutal attack on another man he said had been taken for a government supporter during one of several massive demonstrations across the country Saturday demanding early elections.

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 11:22 UTC

    Venezuelan Supreme Court clears way to suppress National Assembly's right to impeach Maduro

    Venezuelan judiciary gets to say what lawmakers can and cannot do.

    At the request of Attorney General Reinaldo Muñoz submitted last week, claiming that the legislative branch was violating the National Constitution by pronouncing the president politically responsible for his actions. The Venezuelan Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the National Assembly to drop its intentions to move forward with the impeachment of President Nicolás Maduro because it would be unconstitutional.

  • Tuesday, June 14th 2016 - 12:23 UTC

    Maduro appeals to bureaucratic chicaneries to impede the recall referendum

    Maduro's opponents warn Venezuela risks exploding into unrest without a vote on sacking the populist leader, whom they blame for the economic crisis

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's allies asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block a bid to call a referendum on sacking him, accusing the opposition of “fraud.” The move casts doubt on the recall vote sought by the opposition, which accuses the high court of pro-Maduro bias and has clashed with it repeatedly since winning control of congress in December.