Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro ordered to halt talks with representatives of opposition leader Juan Guaido, blaming the latest sanctions by the US President Donald Trump.
Venezuelan officials say they have foiled a plot to overthrow the government that included assassinating President Nicolas Maduro and his closest political allies.
Every option is on the table as two presidents fight for legitimacy in Venezuela.
President Nicolas Maduro faces international condemnation after his re-election in polls that were boycotted by the country's mainstream opposition.
Joint strikes by the US, Britain and France on Syria and the political crisis in Venezuela have dominated the meeting of leaders at a Latin American summit in Lima, Peru.
The newly formed opposition coalition says the fraudulent election is rigged by officials loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro, who accuses US of pressuring the UN to disregard his request of sending an observer mission for May 20 polls.
Venezuela's foreign minister says Washington wants to replace Maduro with a right-wing dictator like those who ruled regional countries with an iron fist in years past, someone like Augusto Pinochet of Chile.
Venezuelans will now earn some 797,510 bolivars a month, factoring in food tickets, or just over $7 on the widely used black market index.
Latin America faced many problems including political upheaval, economic turmoil, natural disaster and record crime in 2017. TRT World was there to cover them all.
The Maduro government is considering ejecting Canadian and Brazilian envoys who have been accused of meddling in local Venezuelan politics.
The opposition party blames Maduro's government for not making enough progress on issues such as human rights to have bilateral talks.
Zeid Raad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, calls for an international probe into possible crimes against humanity in Venezuela, where around 130 people have died since April.
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