A woman chants while holding a sign that reads in Spanish, "Humanitarian crisis, Venezuela dies, SOS," during a protest against what critics of Venezuela's administration are calling "a new coup d'etat on the constitution" in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. The South American country's top court ruled on Wednesday that it could approve President Nicolas Maduro's budget instead of the opposition-controlled Congress. The court has systematically dismantled Congress' power after the opposition took control of the body in January.
A woman chants while holding a sign that reads in Spanish, "Humanitarian crisis, Venezuela dies, SOS," during a protest against what critics of Venezuela's administration are calling "a new coup d'etat on the constitution" in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. The South American country's top court ruled on Wednesday that it could approve President Nicolas Maduro's budget instead of the opposition-controlled Congress. The court has systematically dismantled Congress' power after the opposition took control of the body in January. Ariana Cubillos AP
A woman chants while holding a sign that reads in Spanish, "Humanitarian crisis, Venezuela dies, SOS," during a protest against what critics of Venezuela's administration are calling "a new coup d'etat on the constitution" in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. The South American country's top court ruled on Wednesday that it could approve President Nicolas Maduro's budget instead of the opposition-controlled Congress. The court has systematically dismantled Congress' power after the opposition took control of the body in January. Ariana Cubillos AP

Venezuela’s congress sidelined by Maduro in budget process, first time in 150 years

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