|Majority opposition National Assembly sworn in today in Venezuela|
Venezuela's opposition on Tuesday broke the government's 17-year grip on the legislature and vowed to force out President Nicolas Maduro despite failing for the time being to clinch its hoped-for "supermajority". The National Assembly swore in deputies to 163 of the 167 seats, with four lawmakers -- three opposition and one pro-government -- suspended pending a lawsuit over alleged electoral fraud.Maduro has taken things a step further using the supreme court to strip the National Assembly of the power over the Central Bank and leaving it firmly in the executive, i.e. Maduro's hands. If the National Assembly fails to achieve the "supermajority" than the Chavista's will continue to gut the National Assembly and replace it with a puppet copy.
|Pro-Maduro motorcycle gangs were out trying to intimidate today|
|Eduardo Rios, one of the journalists beaten up by Chavistas today outside the National Assembly|
|Families of prisoners of conscience call for an amnesty (BBC)|