In escalation of crisis, Venezuela congress to put Maduro on trial
CARACAS - Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly on Sunday vowed to put Nicolas Maduro on trial for violating democracy, days after authorities nixed a recall referendum against the unpopular socialist president.


The measure is unlikely to get traction given the leftist government and a compliant Supreme Court have systematically undermined the
legislature, but it further heightens tensions in the crisis-hit OPEC nation.


"It is a political and legal trial against President Nicolas Maduro to see what responsibility he has in the constitutional rupture that has broken democracy, human rights, and the future of the country," said opposition lawmaker Julio Borges during a special congressional session on Sunday.


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