Venezuela reacts after the US assets of six members of the newly elected constituent assembly were frozen and says Washington is "making a fool of itself in front of the world."
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro branded the sanctions as "insolent," as pressure piled up on him abroad and at home over his plan to elect a new body to rewrite the constitution.
The opposition Democratic Coalition says the next strike will be on Wednesday and Thursday.
President Maduro said the elections on July 31 will take place despite the protests. The opposition have decided to return to a strategy of directly confronting the government with a 'great march' organised on Saturday.
Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro called for a 24-hour nationwide strike on Thursday to demand a presidential election and the abandonment of a new congress they fear would cement dictatorship.
Opposition launches "final offensive" against President Nicolas Maduro, including a 24-hour national strike on Thursday and the naming of new Supreme Court judges.
Oscar Perez urged Venezuelans to vote on Sunday in a symbolic referendum being organised by the opposition to oppose President Nicolas Maduro's plans to rewrite the constitution.
Pro-government groups storm the opposition-controlled National Assembly in Caracas. Several people, including lawmakers, injured in clashes during which small explosions took place.
At least 23 people have been detained in a clash between the opposition and the security forces in a Los Verdes apartment complex on Wednesday in Venezuela. The raid to capture protesters was carried out after security forces came under fire.
The Vatican has offered to mediate as the political crisis in Venezuela shows no sign of ending.
Inflation and food shortage have resulted in looting across Venezuela as people wait in queues for hours to get their basic needs.
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