Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has taken to the streets of the capital, Caracas, to call on the military to rise up against socialist leader Nicolas Maduro.
An attempt to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has failed, the crisis-hit country's government said. The leader has accused the United States of being behind an alleged coup plot.
Michelle Bachelet will meet with members of the opposition, civil society and the government. The visit comes in the midst of an entrenched political crisis and as Juan Guaido grapples with corruption accusations.
The UN human rights chief plans to set up an office in Venezuela to monitor the ongoing humanitarian crisis there. Michelle Bachelet said the dire situation must not be allowed to "deteriorate any further."
Venezuelans have joined long lines to cross into Colombia to buy food and medicine. Embattled President Nicolas Maduro shut the border in February to keep out foreign aid he said was unneeded.
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