Venezuela’s Maduro Gets Decree Rule Powers To Confront ‘US Imperialism’ – 17 March 2015

RT logoVenezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been granted the right to rule by decree till the end of the year to defend the country’s integrity and sovereignty against “imperialist threats” from the US government.

The so-called “Anti-Imperialist Enabling Law for Peace,” passed by the National Assembly over the weekend came into force on Monday. The new legislature empowers Maduro with tools to circumvent Congress in issuing security and defense legislation until the end of 2015.

The power granted by parliament is designed to defend “integrity…[and] sovereignty, in the face of any circumstances that could arise with this imperialist aggression.”

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