Venezuelan chief justice calls to strip Juan Guaido’s immunity

Venezuelan chief justice said Monday opposition leader Juan Guaido should be stripped of immunity and to be prosecuted for violating his travel ban outside the country.

Guaido, who has immunity from prosecution as head of the National Assembly, lately traveled to Latin American countries seeking support in toppling President Nicolas Maduro.

The self-declared interim president, having support of United States, continued his calls against Maduro urging people to take the streets and dismissed the high court as illegitimate.

He said, “We must unite now more than ever… We must mount the biggest demonstration so far to reject what’s happening.”

Maduro calls Guaido as puppet of US and said he should face justice. He however didn’t call for the leader’s arrest.

Last week Maduro government barred Guaido from holding office for fifteen years.

Venezuela lately suffered number of power blackouts since March 7 that resulted with breakdown in critical services including public transportation and running water. Frustrated residents are facing severe shortage of water and are unable to make phone calls.

Guaido, who has immunity from prosecution as head of the National Assembly, lately traveled to Latin American countries seeking support in toppling President Nicolas Maduro.

Addressing to the nation Maduro announced Sunday electricity will be rationed to combat the nearly daily blackouts and initially a 30-day plan would be instituting to balance generation and transmission with consumption.

However, people are wondering what the new rationing plan would entail.

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