A newly installed constitutional assembly ousted Venezuela's defiant chief prosecutor Saturday - a sign that President Nicolas Maduro's embattled government intends to move swiftly against critics and consolidate power amid a fast-moving political crisis.
Ortega said she was blocked from entering her Public Ministry on Saturday morning by government forces who shoved her and impeded her entry using their shields.
"Don't think we're going to wait weeks, months or years", Rodriguez said Friday.
With the serious challenge of achieving national understanding, the ANC members are starting to work, showing their willing to confront "the violent people, the fascists, those who are waging the economic warfare against the people", whom justice will reach, Rodriguez pointed out.
Mercosur, a South American trading bloc, was meeting on Saturday in Brazil to decide whether Venezuelan should be suspended from it for "breaching democratic order".
Lopez remains in prison.
The European Union is refusing to recognize Venezuela's new assembly tasked with rewriting the constitution, saying it could undermine the country's institutions. But to no avail: the Constituent is Maduros protest, his only way to maintain some semblance of power after losing the National Assembly in late 2015 by a landslide.
The assembly will have sweeping powers and the opposition fears it will be used to strengthen Maduro's power and further crack down on dissent.
He also said that Venezuela's decisions affect Colombia and Colombians, and that democracy is now destroyed in that country.
H.R. McMaster, the US national security adviser, said in a television interview Saturday that "democracy is over right now in Venezuela", but dismissed the threat of military intervention there from an outside source.
The assembly said Tarek William Saab, a staunch government supporter and a Maduro loyalist, would replace Ortega Diaz as Venezuela's attorney general.
The global community is voicing growing concern over the situation in Venezuela following Sunday's controversial vote for a new constituent assembly.
As tensions and deaths continue to rise in Venezuela over the government's push to re-write their constitution, the Holy See has urged the country's leaders to hold off on the constitutional assembly, focusing instead on alleviating the nation's crippling humanitarian crisis.
Smartmatic, the British technology firm contracted to handle the ballot, said Wednesday the figure of 8.1 million votes was inflated by at least 1 million.
The Trump administration previously placed personal sanctions on Maduro in response to Sunday's election, including travel restrictions and the freezing of assets, while senior officials are also considering additional sanctions on Venezuela's oil industry, which represents 95 percent of the country's total exports. Their supporters call them political prisoners.
In a statement Tuesday, Spicer said, "Ed is a longtime supporter of the president's agenda who often appears in the media". Butowsky recently told NPR that he was only kidding about Trump's involvement and told CNN that "the lawsuit is bulls-t".
Taiwanese VR giant HTC has debuted a standalone spin-off to the HTC Vive virtual reality headset at ChinaJoy 2017. Think of it as HTC's rival to Samsung's Gear VR , but you don't need a phone or a PC for HTC's to work.
The bill has widespread support from both major parties in both Houses - making a veto a potentially unpopular political move. What does the bill do? Lawmakers passed the legislation , 419-3, clearing the far-reaching measure for action by the Senate.
Among the laggards, Biocon fell 2 percent amidst news report that the USA drug regulator issued form 483 observations. Power Grid, Tata Steel, ONGC , ICICI Bank , Kotak Bank, Infosys, Reliance, Maruti, among others too ended with gains.
Causing asthma " This idea that we could move to all electric cars by 2040 I think is just pie in the sky". Swedish carmaker Volvo has said all new models will have an electric motor from the same year.
The film story revolves around a young rising star ( Zaira Waseem) who dreams to become a famous singer. Written and directed by debutant filmmaker Advait Chandan , Secret Superstar has music by Amit Trivedi.
A combination photo of Donald Trump Jr . "I'm sure his lawyer was involved, that's how you do it", he said. Trump invited Jared Kushner, his brother-in-law and now a senior adviser at the White House , and Paul J.
Iranian semi-official media are reporting that Iran has successfully launched a rocket carrying a satellite into space. A satellite launch was reported in 2015, using a different class of rocket than the one mentioned in Thursday's claim.
A security source, who declined to be named, said IS could prove to be more unsafe than the Taliban in Afghanistan . One doctor told the Associated Press news agency that 20 bodies had been transported to his hospital.
More than anything, he served as the chief fundraiser for the Republican National Committee, a job he did very well. He was said to be frustrated over an alleged strategy by Mr Trump's lawyers to discredit or curb the investigation.
They will also undertake research projects that pertain to biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science. GMT), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) said in coverage of the flawless launch on Friday.
Sun and storms at times through the weekend
The airmass will be warm & humid across the area Sunday , and showers and storms will be likely especially in the afternoon. It won't be as high as it was through many days this past week, but definitely back up to about 40 or 50 percent coverage.
Chipmaker Infineon to supply parts to Tesla Model 3
Within days of the announcement, the automaker had secured almost 300,000 reservations for its mainstream electric vehicle. Despite Tesla entering " production hell " as he puts it, Musk says he's never felt better about the company.
SRK, Anushka promote 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' in Varanasi
Our trade expert Akshaye Rathi is of opinion that Jab Harry Met Sejal will earn Rs 50 crore in its first weekend. That puts a lot of pressure on Imtiaz Ali's next, Jab Harry met Sejal , slated for release this Friday.
Deal resolves Australia pay dispute
However, it has been confirmed that the players will receive back-pay once the brand new MoU is completed and signed . Cricket Australia says a deal was struck with the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) on Thursday.
Lots of sun today, humidity increases tomorrow…
Low temperatures may remain slightly below normal through Wednesday morning, but the humidity will slowly return. Our best chance for storms will Thursday through Saturday as cold front will slow down and stall to our west.
Trump ready to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill
Bob Corker , chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters: "I would guess that he (Trump) will sign it". The White House says Trump supports sanctions on the three countries in question and will review the legislation.
Speculation over Amit Shah's role in Rajya Sabha
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel today filed his nomination for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat. The announcement of Amit Shah contesting election was made by union health minister, JP Nadda.
Dr. Luke's Legal Team Wants To See Lady Gaga In Court
Lady Gaga has been a public supporter of her friend Kesha throughout the Tik Tok singer's legal battle against Dr. The court ruled against Kesha in 2016 , and, citing emotional fatigue, she ultimately chose to drop the charges.
Reince Priebus out as Trump's Chief of Staff
On Thursday, The New Yorker posted an interview with Scaramucci that included a profanity-laced tirade against Priebus. At one point during the call , Mr Scaramucci called Mr Priebus a " f***ing paranoid schizophrenic ".
Trump to Announce Foxconn Plant Opening in Wisconsin
Trump said the investment will create 3,000 jobs at a minimum "with the potential for up to 13,000 in very near future". The Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker , said the average salary for the 13,000 workers will be $53,000 plus benefits.