"If they want to take over Congress with their armored vehicles, with their paramilitary groups, then what's waiting for them here is a fight", he said, referring to armed pro-government gangs who recently burst into Congress and beat legislators with lead pipes, leaving several of them bloodied and injured.
There we have it - if only Chávez had executed the "establishment elite" rather than charitably allowing them to live, then they wouldn't now be sabotaging the glorious Bolivarian revolution.
Lopez was detained three years ago after protests against Maduro's government and sentenced to more than a decade in prison on charges that include inciting protesters to violence.
There's been deep social unrest the last few months because of Venezuela's political climate. Ledezma, a former Caracas mayor, was also detained in 2015 and has been under house arrest.
Opposition parties sat out the election, saying it was rigged as part of a naked power grab by Maduro, leaving all 545 of the assembly's seats for the socialists and their allies. "Maduro is not just a bad leader, he is now a dictator", McMaster said.
"I don't obey orders from foreign governments and never will..." Instead, the Trump administration is considering Russian-type financial sanctions to limit USA companies from trading in sovereign debt on primary or secondary markets.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday rebuffed US sanctions that targeted him personally, saying he was "proud" to be singled out by the measure.
United States oil markets had a muted reaction yesterday after Washington slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro but experts say broader oil-sector and financial sanctions may be the only way to make the Venezuelan government feel economic pain.
The news of Pineda's death before today's vote was announced Sunday via the Venezuela's Public Ministry's Twitter account.
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The man who killed one person and injured six in a supermarket knife attack in Hamburg was a "known Islamist", police say. Like the alleged Hamburg attacker, Amri was a failed asylum seeker who could not be deported for lack of documents.
"The National Constituent Assembly aspires illegitimately to usurp the constitutional role of democratically elected National Assembly, rewrite the constitution and impose an authoritarian regime on the people", he said.
Electoral authorities claimed more than eight million people voted on Sunday to create a constitutional assembly endowing Mr Maduro's ruling party with virtually unlimited powers, though independent analysts estimated the real turnout was less than half that figure.
Venezuelans protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Tuesday.
"If it wasn't a tragedy. if it didn't mean more crisis, the electoral council's number would nearly make you laugh", opposition leader Freddy Guevara said on Twitter. However, imposing sanctions on a head of state is rare and can be symbolically powerful, leading other countries to similarly shun such a leader.
Maduro has said the new assembly will begin to govern within a week.
"They (US) don't intimidate me".
The European Union and nations including Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Spain, Britain and the United States criticized Sunday's vote.
"Nicolas Maduro's government must stop before it is too late", he said. Due to plunging oil prices and widespread corruption and mismanagement, Venezuela's inflation and homicide rates are among the world's highest, and widespread shortages of food and medicine have citizens dying of preventable illnesses and rooting through trash to feed themselves.
Some people were lying with broken limbs, while another bled profusely from his head under pieces of furniture and fencing. The vehicle knocked down a white picket fence that served as a barrier between diners and pedestrians on the sidewalk.
In the pics, they were seen chilling in the resort alongside KL Rahul, who missed the opening Test due to viral flu. With Ajinkya Rahane by his side, the duo lifted India's lead past the 500-run mark early into the innings.
The deputy president had left hours earlier for a campaign rally in the town of Kitale, where he joined President Uhuru Kenyatta. General Service Unit officers patrol outside the gate of DP President William Ruto's Sugoi home in Uasin Gishu County in 2014 .
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That's not the news Clippers fans want to hear, especially coming from an exhibition game. "Estimated times to recover 40 days". For Gallinari to take a swing at someone on the opposing team shows progress for the Clippers .
US officials say they've successfully conducted a missile defense test using a medium-range ballistic missile. The U.S. military conducts a test of its missile defense system amid tensions with North Korea .
In contrast to the combative nature of their public dialogue over the past three years, Jones praised Cormier afterward. Obviously, there are many factors that will have to be overcome before a Jones-Lesnar showdown can be cemented.
A swimmer who was reported missing in Point Pleasant Beach was reportedly found deceased by Toms River police. The fatalities followed recent National Weather Service warnings of unsafe rip tides along the Jersey Shore.
Roy Blunt (R-MO), a member of the Senate leadership, said he would be " fine " if " skinny repeal " become law. The vote in the wee hours of Friday morning was the final result of a secretive and chaotic process.
Ms Abbott referred to the "understandable anger" of people in Mr Charles's community but said demonstrations "must be peaceful". The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating what led to Mr Charles' death.
Pentagon, White House discussing transgender ban
Similarly, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have continued to speak out since President Trump announced this sweeping ban. And that is the most important factor by which we should evaluate changes to existing military personnel policy.
Yankees Acquire Jamie Garcia From Twins
He'd pitched with the A's in 2012 and 2013. "I think we're looking at the experience factor", Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said . These guys, they can swing it a little bit. "You have to fight, compete and grind through every inning and continue to battle".
Microsoft Rolls Out New Surface Payment, Upgrade Program
Surface Plus is available exclusively for customers in the USA at Microsoft's brick-and-mortar stores and online . The most interesting part is that you can return the original device and upgrade to a new one after 18 months.
Cristiano Ronaldo appears in Spanish court over tax fraud
Those who know me, know what I ask my advisors: to have everything up to date and properly paid, because I do not want problems. Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has appeared in court facing allegations of tax evasion running into millions of euros.
Vikings Sign CB Xavier Rhodes To Contract Extension
The Vikings announced Sunday that Rhodes had signed a contract extension, but didn't disclose the terms of the deal. Last week, the Vikings signed defensive end Everson Griffen to a five-year, $58 million extension.
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Ninkovich choked up several times during his delivery, including when he spoke directly to Belichick. He also appeared in 16 postseason games, collecting 34 tackles, six sacks and an interception.
US Lifts Laptop Ban On Flights From Middle East
The threat has eased somewhat, the intelligence official said, in part due to the implementation of enhanced security measures . Restrictions are no longer in effect for the last of 10 airports with US bound flights that had a ban on electronic devices.