Venezuela is close to default, with high debt load and plunging oil revenues. Bloomberg has named it as the world's most miserable economy. food staples and medicine are in short supply.
Venezuela might look bad right now amid protests, scarce food and political turmoil. But analysts warn the worsening debt crisis could greatly exacerbate the dire situation - and possibly force a regime change.
President Nicolas Maduro is locked in a power struggle with the opposition in Venezuela as the death toll mounts and the country's economy continues to deteriorate. DW gives an overview of the conflict.
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.
In a surprising escalation of tensions over an ongoing political crisis, Trump has raised the prospect of military action in Venezuela. The Pentagon has said the White House has not issued any orders to the military.
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