Venezuela's dissident state prosecutor expects to be fired

Venezuela's dissident state prosecutor expects to be firedBy Deisy Buitrago and Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s pro-government Supreme Court heard a petition on Tuesday to remove dissident state prosecutor Luisa Ortega, who was expecting the ax after alleging rights abuses and erosion of democracy under President Nicolas Maduro. Ortega, the main challenger to Maduro from within the ruling socialist movement during three months of opposition protests, said she would not recognize legal proceedings against her by an “unconstitutional and illegitimate” Supreme Court.



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