Venezuela parliament approves decree powers for Maduro

March 16, 2015 6:19 AM

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Venezuela parliament approves decree powers for Maduro

March 13, 2015: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro raises his fist from the passenger seat, as Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega controls the steering of his vehicle, during a march organized to show solidarity with the South American country, in Managua, Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

CARACAS, Venezuela – The Venezuelan parliament on Sunday approved a law giving President Nicolas Maduro the power to legislate by decree for nine months in the face of what he described as threats by the U.S. government.

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