Venezuela is in the grips of a major economic crisis. Inflation is soaring and energy blackouts and food shortages have become part of daily life. Two-thirds of Venezuelans want Nicolas Maduro to go.
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.
The embattled Nicolas Maduro has urged Pope Francis to "help us prevent Trump from sending troops" to Venezuela. Meanwhile, Vatican representative Pietro Parolin discussed the Venezuelan crisis with Russian officials.
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.
Nearly 7.2 million Venezuelans have taken part in an informal opposition vote against the government of leftist President Nicolas Maduro. The vote was marked by episodes of violence.
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