Lufthansa has suspended flights to Venezuela over fears the country’s rapidly plummeting currency could lead to losses in foreign exchange. The country has descended into economic chaos – causing inflation to soar.
Renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel has been a vocal critic of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Now the government has retaliated by canceling his planned US tour with Venezuela's National Youth Orchestra.
The democratically elected congress has rejected being stripped of power, saying they are resisting "an armed military dictatorship." The international community has condemned the power grab by a pro-government assembly.
Venezuela's former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega arrived in Colombia after fleeing her home country. One of the highest profile critics of the President Maduro's leadership, she has been charged with corruption.
President Nicolas Maduro has called for military exercises in response to US President Donald Trump's threat of possible military action. But Maduro insisted he still wanted to hold talks with the US leader.
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