The neglected factory hasn't produced a car since 2015, but GM still has 79 dealers that employ almost 4,000 people in Venezuela, where for decades it was the market leader.
Police have turned back protesters marching toward Venezuela's embattled supreme court. The opposition has called a new strike against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
A new US sanctions announcement has coincided with a two-day strike and a major protest in Venezuela. The sanctions are a warning of stricter measures if President Maduro goes through with rewriting the constitution.
Venezuelan security forces have attempted a violent crackdown on protestors demanding the government nix elections planned for Sunday. Critics have warned that the new legislature could end democracy in the country.
Nearly 7.2 million Venezuelans have taken part in an informal opposition vote against the government of leftist President Nicolas Maduro. The vote was marked by episodes of violence.
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