Venezuela Congress Presses for Maduro Trial in Rowdy Session

A general view of Venezuela's National Assembly as supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro storm into a session of the National Assembly in Caracas

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition-led National Assembly in a rowdy session on Sunday pressed to put Nicolas Maduro on trial for violating democracy, days after authorities nixed a recall referendum against the unpopular leftist president.

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Opposition rally in Caracas, Venezuela on Sept. 1, 2016 / Twitter

Construction worker Pedro Pirela and his neighbors heard a water truck that supplies nearby hotels coming down the road. They rushed to block the street, stopped the driver, and siphoned off the prized liquid. “Water is gold now,” Pirela told the Wall Street Journal earlier this year, saying he and his fellow plotters had no choice but to steal. In fact, Pirela admitted he had ambushed another water truck on a separate occasion. Venezuela’s nationwide water shortage has devastated the country to the point that citizens have had to mimic Pirela’s actions just to stave off dehydration.