Venezuela president gets rare live TV criticism

January 16, 2016 3:23 AM

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CARACAS, Venezuela — In a stunning display of Venezuela’s tense new political order, President Nicolas Maduro suffered through a long scolding from the head of the country’s new opposition Congress Friday after presenting his state of the nation address.

Congress leader Henry Ramos wagged his finger inches from the embattled president’s head in a rebuttal that was broadcast live across the South American country — unprecedented media access for an opponent of the country’s socialist revolution.

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