Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro says President Hugo Chavez is fighting for his life in a hospital in Caracas. It's the first time the Venezuelan government has been so candid about Chavez's health problems.
The Venezuelan president has told the armed forces to be on guard after reports emerged that Donald Trump had raised the idea of an invasion. But the idea was shot down by officials, according to the report.
Venezuela's oil sector will get a much-needed injection of cash from China, tightening Beijing's grip on the country's state-owned oil company PDVSA which is struggling to maintain deliveries to the Asian powerhouse.
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.
A new resolution in the European Parliament is calling on EU countries to give refuge to migrants from Venezuela. The UN's migration agency estimates that 200,000 Venezuelans are already living in Spain.
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