Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro begins a new six-year term. Opponents, at home and abroad, seek to weaken his rule.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza says "nothing or nobody will be able to prevent" the swearing in of President Nicolas Maduro on January 10, after the 14-member group, without Mexico, said it won't recognise Maduro's new government.
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."
Venezuelan president's critics accuse the government of murdering Fernando Alban after officials give contradictory statements regarding the events leading to his death.
Fernando Alban was arrested last week for alleged involvement in the explosion of two drones during a military parade that was led by President Nicolas Maduro which injured seven soldiers in August.
The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his counterpart Jorge Arreaza met in Caracas where the deal was signed as part of Turkey's new economic plan, to try to stabalise Turkey's lira.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio attacked 'Salt Bae' online for hosting Nicolas Maduro in his famed Istanbul restaurant - but his actions probably did little more than put innocent restaurant workers in the crossfire.
Nicolas Maduro ordered a 96 percent currency devaluation, pegged the bolivar currency to the government’s petro cryptocurrency and boosted taxes.
President Nicolas Maduro said he would overhaul Venezuela’s disparate exchange rates and peg salaries, pensions, and prices to the petro, a cryptocurrency launched by the government earlier this year.
The country's chief prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, says the two high-ranking military officers are suspected of participating in an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro in a drone blast earlier this month.
Venezuela's Supreme Court called on Wednesday for arrest of Julio Borges and Juan Requesens, the two prominent opposition lawmakers, in alleged connection with recent assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro.
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