A former police pilot fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry from a helicopter. President Maduro calls it a "terrorist attack." His opponents accuse him of staging the assault.
The Maduro government and the political opposition have agreeded to a third round of talks. But their contradictory demands could mean a concrete agreement to end Venezuela's political strife remains far off.
President Nicolas Maduro has urged Venezuela's military to be ready for a possible US incursion. The US has issued new sanctions "carefully calibrated to deny the Maduro dictatorship" access to critical funds.
Venezuela's opposition parties have been weakened in the South American country's ongoing political crisis. DW examines the motley MUD coalition, its leaders and their political goals.
The German chancellor has not ruled out EU sanctions to stem the crisis, said a government spokesman. Caracas has accused several European countries of undermining "Venezuelan democracy and its institutions."
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