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Venezuela's Congress Paves Way For Maduro Decree Powers

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November 12, 2013 AT 4:18 PM
Venezuela's Congress stripped an opposition deputy of parliamentary immunity over corruption allegations, giving the ruling Socialist Party enough votes to approve President Nicolas Maduro's request for decree powers. Legislator Maria Aranguren said the government trumped up charges of embezzlement and conspiracy to commit a crime against her as part of a witch hunt meant to obtain the last vote it needed.