Hundreds of people have been arrested in Venezuela after incidents of mass looting broke out across the country. Venezeulans are suffering from severe food and medicine shortages. Protests have left at least four people dead in the last week alone.
Madrid has asked Venezuela's ambassador to explain President Nicolas Maduro's comments on the tensions in Catalonia. Maduro accused Spain of holding political prisoners after the arrest of two separatist leaders.
Venezuela's election body said President Nicolas Maduro's ruling party won a majority of governorships in Sunday's regional election. The opposition, which was expected to head for a landslide, is crying foul.
Gas stations in Zimbabwe's capital Harare have run out of fuel amid a mounting economic crisis and people are stocking up on food. President Robert Mugabe blames social media as Privilege Musvanhiri reports.
Russia says it may restructure Venezuela's debt payments as oil continues to flow between the two allies. Embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro is due to meet his Russian counterpart amid an economic crisis at home.
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