Masked officers from SEBIN intelligence police unit blocked the building’s entrances and lined the street with their vehicles, barring entry by lawmakers aligned with Juan Guaido.
The Washington Post interview was Maduro's first with a major US outlet since February 2019, when he abruptly ejected all Univision journalists from Venezuela.
The Russian president’s enormous influence over the country’s destiny has forced comparisons between Putin and the former Tsars.
Guatemala's new President Alejandro Giammattei says his country was breaking off relations with Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro and would close its embassy in Caracas.
"We will mobilise for street protests on Thursday and Friday, and on Saturday we will all be in the streets," Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido as he called for three days of protests against President Nicolas Maduro.
In a televised address, President Maduro gave his backing to Parra as the new speaker, adding that "Guaido was kicked out of the National Assembly by the votes of his own opposition."
An NGO quoted local residents as saying explosions and then gunfire were heard starting late Monday, with the violence continuing overnight.
From climate change to India's complete take over of disputed Kashmir to massive anti-Beijing demonstrations in Hong Kong, here are some of the global protests that dominated headlines in 2019.
As of 2019, the US has imposed nearly 8,000 sanctions on several countries, organisations and individuals.
The interim government has appointed a US ambassador for the first time in 11 years, and has recognised Venezuela’s President Maduro’s challenger Juan Guaido.
President Nicolas Maduro's supporters rally in Caracas in support of Bolivia's ousted leader Evo Morales while opposition leader Juan Guaido's supporters seek Maduro's departure in a low turnout counter-rally.
"Repressive actions by the authorities ... are likely to jeopardise any possible avenue for dialogue, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says, as supporters of ousted leader Evo Morales continue to agitate.
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