Morning Brief: Venezuelan court says delay of Chavez's inauguration legal

From Foreign Policy Thu Jan 10 2013, 08:52:44

Venezuelan court says delay of Chavez's inauguration legal

Top news: The Supreme Court of Venezuela ruled Wednesday that the postponement of President Hugo Chavez's inauguration is legal and that the president and vice president can remain in office. Chavez, who has been in Cuba receiving medical treatment for nearly a month, was unable to return for his Jan. 10 inauguration ceremony. The ruling represents a major blow to the opposition, which had called for National Assembly leader Diosdado Cabello to take over as caretaker president and for new elections to be held within 30 days. Chavez has said that Vice President Nicolas Maduro should be his successor.

The Obama administration, meanwhile, has made an effort to open backchannel communications with Caracas in order to plan for a future without Chavez. "Regardless of what happens politically in Venezuela, if the Venezuelan government and if the Venezuelan people want to move forward with us, we think there is a path that's possible," said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. "It is just going to take two to tango."

Syria: Syrian authorities freed more than 2,100 prisoners Wednesday in exchange for the release of 48 Iranians who had been in rebel captivity since August. The swap was [view whole blog post ]

 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Gambia:   Two Egyptians Sentenced for Fishing With Prohibited Gear (news)
The Daily Observer
30 October 2014

The Banjul Magistrates' Court, presided over by Magistrate Dawda Jallow on Tuesday sentenced two Egyptians; namely Mahammeh Ahamed Ihrahim and Hassan Shaaba, to a mandatory fine of five hundred ... [read more]

Tunisie:   A charm el cheikh - La Tunisie à la réunion des ministres arabes du Développement social (news)
La Presse
30 October 2014

La Tunisie participera aux travaux de la réunion des ministres arabes du Développement social qui aura lieu aujourd'hui à Charm El-Cheikh (Egypte). [read more]

Gambia:   Court Sentences Egyptians to a Fine of D500, 000 (news)
FOROYAA Newspaper
29 October 2014

Muhammed Ahmed Ibrahimah Medmale, Chief Engineer and Hassan Shaaba Hassan Shaaban, captain of a Fishing Vessel (M.V AAYA) and nationals of Egypt were on Tuesday 28th of October, 2014 sentenced to a ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!