The country's Supreme Court has taken over the duties of Congress - a move that opponents of President Nicolas Maduro say is a step towards dictatorship. The power stuggle between the Supreme Court and Congress has been going on since 2015.
Ousted Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma has likened his escape to a film. He plans to take the fight against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro abroad.
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.
Leading opposition figure Freddy Guevara has sought refuge in the Chilean embassy after being blamed by Venezuela's government of fomenting violence. A UN report blames the government for the scores of protester deaths.
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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