Venezuela’s congress sidelined by Maduro in budget process, first time in 150 years

 

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By Jim Wyss.

BOGOTÁ COLOMBIA. Barring last minute changes, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Friday will do what none of his predecessors have done in the last 150 years: pass a budget without going through congress.

Instead, Maduro will have his 2017 budget approved by a “People’s Assembly” and a compliant court, effectively stripping the opposition-controlled legislature of one of its principal constitutional roles. Continúa leyendo Venezuela’s congress sidelined by Maduro in budget process, first time in 150 years