Enero 25, 2020

Venezuelan opposition leader under house arrest after being detained

05 Agosto 2017, 11:25 | Bibiana Flor

A voter casts a ballot during the Constituent Assembly election in Caracas Venezuela

A voter casts a ballot during the Constituent Assembly election in Caracas Venezuela

The country is suffering food and medicine shortages.

The former foreign minister also lashed out at US President Donald Trump, whose government established a series of sanctions against Venezuelan officials as a form of pressure to stop the installation of the Constituent Assembly.

The assembly was scheduled to meet again Saturday, and Rodriguez pledged it would be taking action against Maduro's political opponents.

"The worldwide community should not make a mistake over Venezuela".

Speaking to the National Guard that have been on the front lines of four months of deadly protests, Maduro promised that more than 580 members of the force who he said had been attacked since the protest movement began would receive reparations as part of the work of the Constitutional assembly that convened for the first time Friday.

Although brushed off by Maduro as part of a plot by "the global enemy", Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega - a thorn in the president's side - ordered an investigation. More than 120 people have been killed in the ongoing unrest. But the opposition boycotted the vote and observers have questioned the official results.

The Supreme Court briefly attempted to dissolve the National Assembly in March, sparking a wave of almost daily protests.

The opposition has vowed to maintain street protests against the assembly, but the risk has grown that the new body could take sterner measures against demonstrators.

Maduro on Sunday said one of the top priorities of the constituent assembly, which has no formal restrictions on its power, would be a "restructuring" of the chief prosecutor's office.

Maduro had threatened the new assembly, tasked with rewriting the constitution, would not only get rid of Ortega, but also target opposition lawmakers who control the democratically elected parliament.

This was met by roaring applause at what is officially the first session of this assembly, broadcast live on the state-run TV channel.

These actions have drawn worldwide scorn.

Governments from Spain to Canada to Argentina have spoken out against the assembly. So far, force has worked in Maduros favor, as it did for Chavez before him: Maduro managed to win a narrow election in 2013, violent riots in 2014, the loss of the legislative in 2015, halting the recall against him as well as state and city elections in 2016 through increasingly heavy-handed repression, mass arrests, extended censorship and threats.

After a fraud probe delayed its launch, it unanimously elected to its leadership well-known allies of President Nicolas Maduro. "This country has lost its freedom".

"Only with the tweets they published, it's enough to send them to prison for 30 years, " Maduro told the new assembly. That may have been a preview of what lies ahead for those who dare to oppose the regime.

The new assembly also set its term - for now - at two years.

He says the new assembly is the only way to unify Venezuela into a peaceful, prosperous socialist state.

Yet another nation - this one in our own hemisphere - is sliding rapidly into dictatorship and the world must not let Venezuela become the next Cuba.

Certainly, the crash of the price of oil, which accounts for about 95 per cent of the country's export earnings, dealt a significant blow to the economy. "Essentially what Mercosur is saying is: Without democracy, no, you can not be a part of Mercosur".

More than 40 countries have said they would not recognize the assembly.

"And that's led to a huge problem of scarcity and inflation".

She added that the ANC, with its "sovereign and plenipotentiary power", will "heal Venezuela of the wounds of the economic war".

Meanwhile, crime continues to rise.

Maduro says the U.S.

Otras noticias

Tendencias Ahora

Coutinho ideal Neymar replacement — Barcelona legend Ronaldinho
The Brazilian winger is being heavily linked to a shock move to PSG, who are willing to shell out his €222 million release clause. Chiefly that's because Jurgen Klopp's greatest strength isn't buying new players but improving his current ones.

NFL eyed more of Ezekiel Elliott's behavior, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says
Is it possible that the Cowboys wouldn't even miss Elliott if/when he's suspended? His touchdown to Gathers was on point. Those reps could have gone to Xavier Woods, a rookie who needs them and didn't get onto the field until very late.

Trump says ties with Russian Federation at 'all-time low,' blames Congress
Tefft briefed employees on the Russian decision - the toughest diplomatic demarche between the two countries since the Cold War. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States will have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 employees .

Episode 4 Will Involve The Tastiest Game Of Thrones Character Reunion Yet
But the history repeated when a 60-year-old Leon Humphreys appealed for the right but it was declined. For instance, we don't really need to see Euron's fleet being built to understand that he has one.

Madrid Sinks All-Stars in PKs
Dani Ceballos' decadent through ball was calmly curled inside the far right post by Borja Mayoral to give Real Madrid a 1-0 lead. For all their time on the ball, however, relying so heavily on Kaka to control the attack turned out to be counterproductive.

The internet really isn't feeling the new, weird, probably high Bran Stark
In season one, she tells her father " that's not me" after he explains that she will one day marry a lord and bear his children. Not to mention that the promo also appears to show Sansa suspiciously perusing a paper that could be the scroll in question.

Department of Defense: Two killed in Afghanistan from Fort Bragg
Hunter's father, Mark Hunter, confirmed that his son was a member of the 1st brigade Combat Team with the 82nd Airborne Division. At least two American military personnel were killed in a murder-suicide attack on a NATO convoy in Afghanistan earlier today.

GalleTest: Sri Lanka 50/2 in rply of India's 622 on day 2
In the very next over, Yadav had Kusal Mendis (24) caught at mid-on, striking a double body blow to Sri Lanka s hopes of defiance. Ashwin forced Angelo Mathews (26) for a close-in catch to Chetenshwar Pujara and Jadeja bowled out Dhananjaya de Silva.

Conte: This season will be difficult
Cesc Fabregas and N'Golo Kante will likely form the midfield at Wembley, with the former facing his former employers once again. For Chelsea , they are clearly nowhere near prepared for the season as the defending champions. "I'm confident about this".

No 'lack respect towards' Barcelona - Neymar
I was at a great club at Barcelona , I love Barcelona , I have friends at the club, some fantastic players. He will not be able to play football throughout his life so he needs to make hay while the sun shines.