Venezuela is in the thick of a political and economic crisis. Now credit ratings agency Fitch has downgraded the country from B+ to B status, blaming political uncertainty and lack of economic reform.
Miguel Rodriguez Torres was the founder of the Venezuelan intelligence services, which carried out his arrest. The former Chavez ally had been challenging Maduro's government from the left.
The political and economic crisis in Venezuela has unleashed a mass exodus and Colombia has borne the brunt of it. A Colombian politician has called for a quota system to distribute the refugees across the region.
Venezuela's economic crisis as left the country's health system on the verge of collapse. Amid a shortage of medication, HIV patients are succumbing to secondary infections, despite doctors' best efforts.
The decision of the Popular Will party to boycott April's election underscores divisions within the opposition. The opposition alliance is yet to decide on an election strategy.
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