Some protest leaders in Venezuela have recently changed tactics: they're now seeking support from slum dwellers, who have long been the backbone of support for the country's ruling Socialist government.
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.
The president made the announcement during his swearing in ceremony before the Constituent Assembly. The government has jailed more than 300 people for reportedly inciting violence during anti-government protests.
Protests in Nicaragua have left as many dead in just two months as the Venezuelan crisis did over the course of several years. Even with the opposition in talks with the government, experts say anything can happen.
The government of President Nicolas Maduro has said the release of jailed activists is meant to foster dialogue. Opposition lawmakers have dismissed the move as a token gesture by a dictatorship.
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