Venezuela Strips Parliament of its Legislative Power, US Imposes New Sanction

  • Venezuela’s national constituent assembly has stripped the Venezuelan parliament of its legislative powers. Opposition leader Henrique Capriles has called it an attempt of coup that the Maduro government is carrying out against the country itself. He went on to ask international community for support and called for a thorough probe in the attempt of dissolving the legitimate parliament. The US national security adviser H.R. McMaster told media that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has chosen dictatorship and that’s why President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order that restricts access of Venezuelan government to the U.S. financial system. Maduro has called the new sanction illegal.

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