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Venezuela prosecutor snubs court, defying government in crisis

16:24 EDT 4 Jul 2017 | Yahoo News

Venezuela prosecutor snubs court, defying government in crisisVenezuela's chief prosecutor refused to appear in court Tuesday in a case she says was trumped up by the authorities after she defied them over the country's deadly political crisis. Luisa Ortega faced imminent suspension after her move cranked up the tension in a standoff with President Nicolas Maduro, who is resisting fierce opposition calls to quit. Ortega, 59, is the most senior figure to defy Maduro as he fends off efforts to remove him from power in the volatile oil-exporting nation.


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