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Venezuela court reverses order to take over National Assembly

Staff Writer | April 1, 2017
Venezuela's Supreme Court revoked its controversial annulment of the opposition-led Congress amid international condemnation and protests against socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
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LatAm   The tribunal duly erased the two controversial judgments
Unprecedented pressure from other Latin American nations and dissent within its own ranks appear to have been the catalyst for the court's reversal of its own Wednesday ruling.

"This controversy is over," Maduro said just after midnight to a specially convened state security committee that ordered the top court to reconsider.

The tribunal duly erased the two controversial judgments and its president, Maikel Moreno, met with both foreign envoys and journalists to explain the decision, insisting there had never been any intention to strip the National Assembly of its powers.