Miriam Matthey from Maturin spent three weeks touring Germany. We met up with her in the city of Braunschweig.
Ousted Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma has likened his escape to a film. He plans to take the fight against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro abroad.
Credit ratings agencies have declared Venezuela and its state-run oil company in "selective default." But Russia has offered to restructure the South American country's debt to ensure Caracas pays its other creditors.
Several Latin American countries fear that the crisis in Venezuela will unleash a wave of refugees. Colombia wants to help, but it fears proposed border refugee camps could aggravate the problem more than alleviate it.
Ahead of a key meeting with creditors in Caracas about $60 billion of debts, the president has insisted Venezuela will never default on its debt. Meanwhile, the EU has moved to impose sanctions including an arms embargo.
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