On June 6, 2016, the President of Venezuela filed a formal complaint against the Supreme Court of the country. This news is extremely surprising considering that every Supreme Court member was placed in office because they were politically aligned with Maduro. The accusation that Maduro places against parliament is in regard to their supposed attempt to “usurp” his powers when it comes to the way he manages foreign policy.
The actions taken by Maduro is seen by expert Danilo Diaz as the result of opposing lawmakers lobbying against the president’s actions in suspending Venezuela from the Organization of American States or OAS. Other countries that are in this organization are allowing the members of the opposition to exit the country and enter into other countries withing the OAS. Other opposing members are turning to the European Union for legal counsel in this matter, which has further angered Maduro.
Expert Danilo Diaz Granados also says this only makes the current political and legal situation in Venezuela worse than it already was. In April, leaders of OAS met in Washington where they extended laws and sanctions against the political members of Venezuela. These sanctions were filed due to the complete breakdown of constitutional order in the Venezuelan government.
With multiple countries standing in union against the acts of the Venezuelan government due to the mistreatment of the residents, the Organization hoped that Maduro would release his tight reign on foreign help and monetary exchange for the good of the people. However, there has been no change in his approach to any matter brought before him.