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Venezuela prosecutor snubs court summons in fight with government

08:45 EDT 4 Jul 2017 | Yahoo News

Venezuela prosecutor snubs court summons in fight with governmentVenezuela's chief prosecutor fought back Tuesday at what she branded a trumped-up bid by authorities to put her on trial for defying the government over its handling of a deadly political crisis. Luisa Ortega refused to appear in the Supreme Court to answer charges of misconduct, cranking up the tension in a standoff with President Nicolas Maduro. Ortega, 59, is the most senior figure to defy Maduro as he fends off opposition efforts to remove him from power in the volatile oil-exporting nation.


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