Since April, thousands of Maduro's adversaries have taken to the streets almost daily. Their anger is addressed at Venezuela's president and his politics. He thinks, his opponents are planning a coup against him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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