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.
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.
In office only three weeks Brazil's acting president Michel Temer saw his second minister resign. New elections might be inevitable, but could also help populists to reach the presidency, says expert Oliver Stuenkel.
Venezuela's electoral council has given the opposition the paperwork required in their efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro. The delayed decision marks the first step towards a referendum on the socialist leader.
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