The Latest: Maduro says ‘truth’ panel to punish for unrest – California News

The Latest: Maduro says ‘truth’ panel to punish for unrest – California News

The latest on Venezuela’s political crisis (all times local):

6:15 p.m.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says a “truth commission” created by the new, all-powerful constitutional assembly will ensure that those responsible for the current wave of unrest face justice.

Maduro announced on his weekly Sunday broadcast that the commission was setting up its offices at the Casa Amarilla, an historic building in Caracas that also houses the Ministry of Foreign Relations.

He added that the new assembly is considering a law against “hate, intolerance and fascism” that would try and immediately punish those found liable for the troubled nation’s recent upheaval.

Maduro frequently refers to opposition leaders and protesters as “fascists.”

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