Court defends Venezuela president against trial threat

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (R) speaks during his radio broadcast 'La Hora de la salsa' (Salsa Time), in Caracas, on November 15, 2016Venezuela’s high court ordered the opposition on Tuesday to drop plans for a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro, whose rivals blame him for food shortages in the volatile country. The opposition majority in the legislature had vowed to stage a kind of impeachment trial against Maduro, who has resisted its other efforts to remove him from office. It ruled that the notion of a political or impeachment trial does not exist in the Venezuelan constitution.

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