Blackouts and food shortages have become part of daily life as Venezuela grapples with a deep recession. As people resort to rationing meals and lining up for basic foodstuffs, tensions are beginning to flare.
Ousted Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma has likened his escape to a film. He plans to take the fight against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro abroad.
Following months of violent protests, Venezuela is meeting with creditors to discuss ways out of what seems to be inevitable default. Meanwhile, the EU slapped a new set of sanctions on the South American nation.
Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly has put out its own economic figures after President Nicolas Maduro refused to do so. Lawmakers have warned that inflation could rise up to 1,400 percent by the end of 2017.
Venezuela's Constituent Assembly has been investigating Freddy Guevara for his suspected involvement in anti-government protests. The 31-year-old has been seeking refuge in the Chilean embassy since Saturday.
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