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New Coup Plot Hatched in Venezuela
by Stephen Lendman
US supported fascists controlling Venezuela’s National Assembly openly call for ousting democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro. More on this below.
Earlier US sponsored coup attempts failed. Days earlier, John Kerry said Washington will support fascist legislators if they pursue suspending Venezuela from the Organization of American states – part of longstanding US efforts to replace Bolivarian fairness with tyranny.
Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry blasted US “interventionist and insurrectionist plan(s) against Venezuela’s democracy, encouraging the violent and extreme factions to resort to unconstitutional means in order to take down President Maduro’s government.”
On Wednesday, fascist National Assembly lawmakers passed legislation they want adopted as a constitutional amendment if approved by popular referendum. 
It calls for reducing presidential, gubernatorial and mayoral terms from six to four years, prohibiting more than one consecutive reelection.
They want it retroactively applied to Maduro. His six-year term ends in 2019. If approved, he’ll be out on January 10, 2017 following a snap December election.
They want transition altered if he’s recalled, impeached or resigns, fascist National Assembly president Henry Ramos Allup replacing him, not PSUV Vice President Aristobulo Isturiz.
Chavista legislator Edwin Rojas denounced the right-wing’s thinly veiled coup attempt, saying legislation proposing a constitutional amendment “violates articles 340, 341, and 342 of the constitution, according to which, an amendment is only a simple modification of one or various articles without altering the spirit of the document.”
Chavista lawmakers also blasted a new Organic Referendum Law, designed to ease the process of ousting Maduro, calling it unconstitutional, minority PSUV National Assembly member Jorge Perez saying:
“The Referendum Law is an initiative of the opposition that is full of vices given that the Venezuelan Constitution clearly establishes that the electoral arena is the exclusive responsibility of the” National Electoral Council (CNE).”
Passing organic laws require super-majority two-thirds approval. Fascists are three votes short. If the proposed constitutional amendment is passed without enough backing, Venezuela’s Supreme Court will strike it down, rendering it null and void.
Efforts to replace Bolivarian fairness with fascist controlled tyranny are made in the USA. Washington wants control over Venezuela’s vast oil reserves, the world’s largest.
It wants US controlled tyranny replacing sovereign Venezuelan independence.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.