The attack highlights vulnerability of the embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and raises fear among the opposition of a possible crackdown.
Venezuela's mainstream opposition is boycotting the election and two of their most popular leaders are barred from standing. Here's a look at the three candidates that are running in Sunday's vote.
A decade after its assets were nationalised in Venezuela, the oil giant has obtained court orders allowing it to seize some of the Caribbean assets of the troubled South American country's state oil company.
The only challengers to Maduro are two former Chavez supporters who have distanced themselves from the current government, while the main opposition is boycotting the election.
Venezuela condemns US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for suggesting that military could topple President Nicolas Maduro's government.
French President Emmanuel Macron made the call after Venezuela's pro-government Supreme Court excluded the opposition coalition from registering for this year's presidential election.
In what is seen as a bid to capitalise on disarray in the Venezuelan opposition, President Nicolas Maduro's allies are pushing to bring the presidential election forward.
The Maduro government is considering ejecting Canadian and Brazilian envoys who have been accused of meddling in local Venezuelan politics.
Former oil minister Eulogio del Pino was arrested along with the ex-chief of state oil company PDVSA Nelson Martinez for "intentionally altering oil production figures."
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed “emphatic victory” in Sunday’s regional elections after winning 17 out of 23 states. But the opposition has rejected the results.
Having failed to remove Maduro in protests, earlier this year, that led to 125 deaths and thousands of arrests, the opposition was confident a strong showing on Sunday could be parlayed into victory in next year’s presidential election.
Turkey and Venezuela don't have many things in common but they do understand realpolitik.
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