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UN: Scrapping of Venezuelan Amnesty Law Disappointing

The scrapping by Venezuela's top court of an amnesty law that could have secured the release of jailed opposition activists was very disappointing as it could have been a step towards reconciliation, a U.N. human rights spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The OPEC member is engulfed in a bitter political standoff that has worsened since the opposition coalition won control of the National Assembly in a December vote and vowed to seek President Nicolas Maduro's exit this year. Maduro...

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