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Venezuela's new Assembly declares itself superior to all other government bodies

An image of alleged plotters captured after the weekend raid was posted on Twitter An image of alleged plotters captured after the weekend raid was posted on Twitter
Saul Franklin | 10 August, 2017, 00:30

As part of that effort, the nation's pro-government Supreme Court sentenced an opposition mayor to 15 months in jail on Tuesday, saying he had defied an order to ensure that protests in his district of the capital Caracas did not disrupt transit through the area.

The dire economic situation also has stirred deep bitterness as people struggle with skyrocketing inflation and shortages of food and medicine.

It highlighted the use of force "to instill fear, crush dissent, and to prevent demonstrators from assembling, rallying and reaching public institutions to present petitions".

Late Monday, the head of the pro-Maduro assembly, former foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez, led soldiers and others in invading the chamber where the opposition-controlled National Assembly meets, sharpening tensions between the rival bodies.

The first vice president of the ANC Aristobulo Isturiz said this will help the country fight "the economic war that Venezuela is facing".

United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Tuesday that Guterres "is concerned that recent developments could lead to further escalation of tensions and distance the country from a path conducive to a peaceful solution to its challenges".

Four months of street violence have left almost 130 dead.

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The main leader of the British Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, a longtime supporter of Chavismo in Venezuela, has issued a statement condemning Venezuelan demonstrators and lamenting the alleged martyred "security forces who have been killed by people on the streets".

Chile's foreign minister Heraldo Munoz told reporters that the group does not intend to meddle in Venezuela's sovereign affairs.

Mariana Bazzo/Reuters Peru's Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna (C) along with foreign ministers and representatives from across the Americas, called Venezuela now a ‘dictatorship', Ministers criticize human rights violations and use of violence, in Lima, Peru, August 8, 2017.

The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is convinced the crisis in Venezuela can't be solved "through the imposition of unilateral measures" and is again urging the government and opposition to relaunch negotiations.

The President also welcomed the ANC's decision to remove the sitting prosecutor general, Luisa Ortega Diaz, a vocal Maduro critic, and named former ombudsman Tarek William Saab as a temporary replacement.

The July 30 election of the Constituent Assembly was marred by street violence in which 10 people died, and charges of fraud brought by the British-based company that supplied the polling technology.

The assembly was expected to gather at the legislative palace in Caracas for the first time since voting Saturday to remove the nation's outspoken chief prosecutor, a move that drew condemnation from numerous same regional government that are sending representatives to the meeting in Peru's capital. He appeared in a video released on the day of the attack encouraging other military units to join his rebellion.

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