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Venezuela’s political drifter named Juan Guaido has been stripped of his illegally claimed immunity, in a move that paves the way for the government to arrest and prosecute him for falsely declaring himself “interim president” of the country even though an elected government is in place.

The Venezuela`s National Constituent Assembly (country`s parliament) voted unanimously on April 2, 2019 to approve a measure that strips Guaido of his immunity and authorizes the Supreme Court to criminally prosecute him for illegally and unlawfully proclaiming himself the leader of the country.

Guaido also violated a travel ban and could be prosecuted for that violation as well.

“This formally authorizes the continuation of the trial (of Guaido),” said Constituent Assembly Chief Diosdado Cabello, referring to the measure.

“Justice is necessary for the guarantee of peace.”

Guaido plunged the country into political turmoil in January, when he suddenly declared himself “interim president,” rejecting the outcome of the May 2018 election, which Maduro won.

He has been accusing Maduro of “usurping power” and calling on him to step down.

The assembly revoked Guaido’s immunity a day after the Supreme Court called on the lawmakers to take action against him.


PressTV-Top Venezuela court wants Guaido immunity stripped

Juan Guaido can now be arrested for his criminal activities that plunged Venezuela in  a political crisis in the last months. 


Reacting in defiance, Guaido said on Tuesday that he would not back down from his attempt to violently overthrow Maduro’s legal and democratically elected government.

“We are not going to evade our responsibility,” he said after the vote at the Constituent Assembly. “They thought this would be easy. But it won’t be. If they want to move forward, they will have to assume the consequences.”

The administration of US President Donald Trump, which has recognized Guaido’s self-proclamation as “interim president,” has threatened Caracas with a strong response in an event of his arrest.

Before the vote against Guaido was announced, US Republican Senator Marco Rubio accused the Venezuelan government of plotting a coup d’état and trying to “abduct” Guaido.

This is while Maduro assumed office after winning the presidential election.

Guaido was unheard of until he unilaterally declared himself leader of Venezuela and is widely regarded as a political vagabond.

Maduro has accused Washington of attempting a coup to overthrow his elected government and install its own “puppet” regime in the oil-rich Latin American country.

April 3, 2019 Posted by | PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP, PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO, Presidente de Venezuela - Nicolás Maduro, Socialism, SOVEREIGNTY AND BOLIVARIAN DEMOCRACY, United States, Venezuela | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment