Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Venezuela's Attorney General Takes Protesters' Side Against Maduro

Venezuela’s Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz has broken ranks with the nation’s socialist government, condemning the armed forces for using excessive violence against unarmed protesters and triggering most of the 71 deaths occurring since the current wave of unrest began in March.

Diosdado Cabello, an alleged drug lord who moonlights as the Socialist Party (PSUV) second-in-command and state television host, personally apologized for Ortega. “I was president of the National Assembly when this person was appointed attorney general,” he lamented on his TV show ....