President Nicholas Maduro has sealed borders as Western-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido attempts to bring aid into the country. Maduro says the "relief" effort led by Guaido is a US-orchestrated plot to oust him from power.
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During his visit to Panama, Pope Francis also pledged support for "all efforts" to avoid further suffering in crisis-torn Venezuela and insisted public officials live simply, honestly and transparently.
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With US and regional allies recognising opposition leader Juan Guaido as "interim" president, government of President Nicolas has received backing of Turkey, Russia and Mexico, dividing the world over the growing political crisis in Venezuela.
Supporters and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro clashed overnight leaving dead a16-year-old in capital Caracas and three others in the southern state of Bolivar, police say. Both sides have planned major rallies on Wednesday.
Maduro won a popular vote in May, but his re-election has been dismissed as illegitimate by the opposition and much of the international community.
The crisis is affecting the nation's pets with more than three million cats and dogs abandoned in the country, animal protection organisations say.
The Venezuelan chief prosecutor's office says Nelson Martinez suffered from a serious and chronic illness that led to his death at a medical facility where he was undergoing treatment.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his will to build strong relations with Venezuela and expressed hope that high-level visits "will increasingly continue."
"Turkey's Maarif Foundation will set an example not only in Venezuela but also in Latin America on providing proper and quality education," said Turkey's ambassador to Caracas, Sevki Mutevellioglu.
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