Venezuelan Parliament OKs Decree Powers for President

March 15, 2015 9:03 PM

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The Venezuelan parliament has approved a law giving President Nicolas Maduro the power to legislate by decree for nine months in the face of what he describes as threats by the U.S. government.

The so-called "anti-imperialist" law passed on Sunday will be in effect from the time it is published in Venezuela's Official Gazette and until Dec. 31.

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