Newly elected Supreme Court Judge Angel Zerpa Aponte (C), attends a session of opposition-controlled National Assembly swearing in ceremony for a parallel Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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Venezuelan intelligence officials on Tuesday arrested two judges the opposition-run parliament had appointed to the supreme court, highlighting a fight between President Nicolas Maduro's government and a nascent "parallel" state.On Sunday, Maduro vowed that the opposition's judges would be arrested "one by one" and their assets frozen.On Wednesday, the opposition is launching a nationwide strike -- its second in a week -- to up the pressure on Maduro to back down.Meanwhile, street protests against Maduro continue.
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