Venezuela's Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz, second left, talks with her counterparts during a meeting of Mercosur trade bloc prosecutors, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Brazil's attorney general is sharply criticizing the recent ouster of his counterpart in Venezuela. Attorney General Rodrigo Janot said Wednesday that the removal of Ortega Diaz from her post was "an institutional rape" and that it eroded the independence of Venezuela's justice system.
Venezuela's Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz, second left, talks with her counterparts during a meeting of Mercosur trade bloc prosecutors, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Brazil's attorney general is sharply criticizing the recent ouster of his counterpart in Venezuela. Attorney General Rodrigo Janot said Wednesday that the removal of Ortega Diaz from her post was "an institutional rape" and that it eroded the independence of Venezuela's justice system. Eraldo Peres AP
Venezuela's Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz, second left, talks with her counterparts during a meeting of Mercosur trade bloc prosecutors, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Brazil's attorney general is sharply criticizing the recent ouster of his counterpart in Venezuela. Attorney General Rodrigo Janot said Wednesday that the removal of Ortega Diaz from her post was "an institutional rape" and that it eroded the independence of Venezuela's justice system. Eraldo Peres AP

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