Voters in Venezuela are choosing new members of the National Assembly. Opinion polls say the ruling Socialist Party is in danger of losing its majority for the first time in 16 years. And there are fears of violence and unrest after the poll.
Following months of violent protests, Venezuela is meeting with creditors to discuss ways out of what seems to be inevitable default. Meanwhile, the EU slapped a new set of sanctions on the South American nation.
Venezuelan authorities have freed two activists who were accused of plotting against President Nicolas Maduro from prison. The two - one of them a Spanish citizen - had been held for more than a year without trial.
The opposition and foreign governments had questioned the legitimacy of the weekend regional elections. Left-wing President Nicolas Maduro has said electoral fraud is impossible in the South American country.
Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly has put out its own economic figures after President Nicolas Maduro refused to do so. Lawmakers have warned that inflation could rise up to 1,400 percent by the end of 2017.
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