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.
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, who arrived in Caracas on Wednesday for a three-day visit, has held talks with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition leader Juan Guaido.
The prolonged political deadlock in Venezuela needs to be settled so the country can begin the road to recovery.
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Venezuela's military affirmed it's stand with President Nicolas Maduro, dashing the oppositions hope's that they would oppose him.
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The arrests came after Venezuela's government said it had suppressed a military revolt after a group of officers stole weapons and kidnapped several officials and demanded removal of President Nicolas Maduro.
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 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.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blames an international conspiracy for the attempt on his life, but that won't be enough to distract from the country's impending bankruptcy.
Five people were also wounded at the crowded club in the Venezuelan capital Caracas early on Saturday after a tear gas canister was detonated, setting off a stampede.
While polls show Venezuelans overwhelmingly blame Maduro for their mounting troubles, he's still heavily favoured to win thanks to a boycott of the election by his main rivals.
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