Every option is on the table as two presidents fight for legitimacy in Venezuela.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blames an international conspiracy for the attempt on his life, but that won't be enough to distract from the country's impending bankruptcy.
The opposition party blames Maduro's government for not making enough progress on issues such as human rights to have bilateral talks.
"We are Chavistas to the death. When Maduro gives an order, I will serve as a soldier for a free Venezuela, to fight against imperialism," Argentine football hero Diego Maradona writes in support of Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro.
The unofficial referendum will take place two weeks before President Nicolas Maduro is asking Venezuelans to go to the polls to choose delegates for a special assembly to rewrite the constitution.
Crowds of students clashed with riot police in the latest in a wave of unrest as the opposition vowed no respite in its drive to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
The opposition is demanding that elections be held to improve the country's deteriorated economy.
President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the army to break what his opponents vow will be a major protest rally on Wednesday - a national holiday that marks the start of Venezuela's independence struggle in 1810.
Miranda State Governor Henrique Capriles, banned for 15 years from office, has been at the forefront of demands for President Nicolas Maduro to step down and for new elections to be held in the restive Latin American country.
Tension remains high in Venezuela after the suspension of a referendum seeking to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
As Venezuela battles an economic crisis, the governor of Miranda state declared an emergency over lack of food at public schools.
The opposition's aim to oust Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro from power would most likely be thwarted under the timeline set by the National Elections Council
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