Thursday, March 30, 2017

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro denounces coup by Venezuela's Supreme Court

Washington (AFP) - The head of the Organization of American States denounced as a coup a move Thursday by Venezuela's Supreme Court to assume for itself the powers of the opposition-controlled National Assembly.

The Supreme Court's order on the National Assembly and another that stripped members of the assembly of parliamentary immunity are "the latest blows with which the regime subverts the constitutional order of the country and puts an end to democracy," said OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro.

The denunciation from the OAS comes after the Supreme Court seized legislative powers from Venezuela's opposition-majority National Assembly, whose speaker declared a "coup." ....