Bid to strip Venezuelan lawmaker's immunity


CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's National Assembly has voted to begin a process that could strip an opposition lawmaker of her immunity from prosecution for alleged crimes related to anti-government protests.
Government supporters, who have a majority in the assembly, accuse lawmaker Maria Corina Machado, an outspoken critic of President Nicolas Maduro, of civil disobedience and efforts to destabilize his government.
The constitution gives elected lawmakers immunity, but also provides a process to strip it. Tuesday's vote was to take evidence of alleged crimes to prosecutors. There would... read more

 
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