Venezuela s Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro questioned the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR Court) on the eve of the release of the ruling on the political disqualification of Venezuelan former mayor Leopoldo López
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro said that the political disqualification imposed in 2004 on former mayor Leopoldo López and other officials "was in accordance with the laws and duties of the Comptroller General Office."
On the eve of the release of the ruling on the political ban of former mayor and coordinator of opposition Voluntad Popular party Leopoldo López, Maduro said that Venezuela has "very strong" domestic laws and institutions that must be taken into account, reported state-run news agency AVN.
"They (the opposition) have to comply with the law. They should review seriously this case to know the administrative problems he (López) had when he was the mayor of Chacao municipality," he added.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."