Violent clashes between protestors and police claimed several lives during a 24 hour general strike The millions of demonstrators who joined in oppose President Nicolas Maduro's plan to elect a citizens' body to rewrite the constitution.
President Trump has signed new economic sanctions on Venezuela, banning the purchase of debt owed to Venezuela's government or its state-owned enterprises. The order follows President Maduro's contested election victory.
Venezuela is stuck in one of the worst economic crises of its history, taking a huge toll on its population. Will Sunday's presidential elections bring about any change? Evan Romero-Castillo reports.
Latin American countries vowed to tackle corruption in a statement released at the Summit of the Americas. Regional leaders also warned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that his snap election would lack credibility.
Venezuela has announced it is halting commercial relations with Panamanian officials and firms. The move comes after Panama said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was considered at "high risk" for laundering money.
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