Top Venezuela court calls to strip Guaido's immunity
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Venezuela's top court called on the ruling Constituent Assembly Monday to strip opposition leader Juan Guaido of parliamentary immunity.

The decision by the Supreme Court of Justice could open the way for President Nicolas Maduro's rival Guaido, recognized as interim president by more than 50 countries, to be prosecuted.

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The court ruling cited Guaido's violation of a ban on his travel outside Venezuela when he visited Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Paraguay from late February to early March.

Earlier, Guaido was disqualified from holding public office for 15 years following an investigation that showed irregularities in his financial records, said the Comptroller General Elvis Amoroso said last Thursday.

The decision will be "for the maximum period established in the decree with the scope, courage and strength of the law against corruption," according to Amoroso.

(With inputs from AFP)

(Cover: The Supreme Court of Venezuela holds a judiciary event in Caracas, Venezuela January 24, 2019. /VCG Photo)