The Latest: EU criticizes ouster of Venezuela prosecutor – McClatchy Washington Bureau

The Latest on Venezuela’s political confrontation (all times local):

9 a.m.

The European Union is criticizing the removal of Venezuela’s public prosecutor by a newly installed constitutional assembly with nearly unlimited authority to govern.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini’s office said Monday that the assembly’s actions and removal of Luisa Ortega Diaz “have further weakened the prospects for a peaceful return to the democratic order.”

A statement said that these actions have “increased the polarization of an already divided society.”

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