Venezuela Constituent Assembly Removes Dissident Prosecutor From Job — She calls dismissal a blatant affront to democracy — Will police state tactics be used to suppress the opposition?

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CARACAS — Venezuela’s pro-government constituent assembly on Saturday unanimously decided to remove dissident state prosecutor Luisa Ortega from her job, in what critics called a blatant affront to democracy.

(Reporting by Corina Pons; Writing by Alexandra Ulmer; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)


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Venezuela’s newly-installed constitutional assembly has sacked the country’s chief prosecutor as a political crisis over President Nicolas Maduro’s alleged push to dismantle democratic institutions keeps dividing the South American nation.

In its second meeting since inception, the assembly fired Luisa Ortega Diaz on Saturday and said further dismissals would be underway.

The assembly said Tarek William Saab, a staunch government supporter and a Maduro loyalist, would replace Ortega Diaz as Venezuela’s attorney general. Saab currently serves as Venezuela’s top ombudsman.

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