Venezuela: Congress Opens Political Trial Against Pres. Maduro

Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress has opened a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro claiming he broke the country's constitutional order.

The move was widely expected after lawmakers declared themselves in open rebellion following the suspension last week of a recall referendum seeking Maduro's removal. But it's unlikely to have any legal effect as the government-stacked Supreme Court has already invalidated all legislation emerging from the National Assembly.

In Tuesday's vote, lawmakers ordered Maduro to appear before congress next week to defend himself.

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