Hundreds of thousands of mourners have thronged the streets of Caracas to accompany their president on his last journey. The body of the country's Comandante is to lie in state in the capital's military academy until his funeral on Friday.
Women were at the forefront of a rally in Caracas to protest the decision to prevent a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro. Protests are expected to continue in the National Assembly and on the streets.
The political opposition has been waging an ongoing campaign to try and oust embattled President Maduro. But the president has been using the powers and influence of his office to block his political opponents.
The Venezuelan government will fire senior civil servants for signing a petition linked to ousting President Nicolas Maduro, according to Maduro's top aide. Hundreds of people claim they already lost their jobs.
Authorities have rounded up 25 Venezuelan opposition supporters ahead of protests, a rights group reports. President Nicolas Maduro has also drawn thousands of his loyalists to the streets of Caracas.
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