Venezuela sinks deeper into messy political crisis

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (L) and Henry Ramos Allup (R), a fiery Maduro opponent who suspended the session of the opposition-controlled National AssemblyVenezuela sank deeper into a messy political crisis as the opposition-controlled National Assembly suspended its session after the Supreme Court declared it null and void. Speaking before a nearly empty chamber, speaker Henry Ramos Allup, a fierce opponent of President Nicolas Maduro, declared the National Assembly lacked a quorum and would reconvene Wednesday morning. The temporary legislative vacuum further complicates the tumultuous political scenario in reeling oil giant Venezuela.

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