Venezuela's government has accused food producer, Empresas Polar of hoarding foodstuffs to stoke anti-government sentiment. Empresas Polar denies the charge and hopes it's not about to be nationalised.
Seventeen people have been killed at a crowded nightclub after the detonation of a tear gas canister. Eight of those who died were under the age of 18.
The South American country is spiraling further into a humanitarian disaster spurred by the government's economic policies, which have caused inflation to skyrocket 24,571 percent in the past 12 months.
President Trump has signed new economic sanctions on Venezuela, banning the purchase of debt owed to Venezuela's government or its state-owned enterprises. The order follows President Maduro's contested election victory.
Hyperinflation in Venezuela has made money so worthless that artists make handbags out of the country's currency. Their work adds far more value to the pitiful bolivar, reports Manuel Rueda from the Colombian border.
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