Security forces fired tear gas to block the way of protesters who want a referendum that could oust President Maduro who they blame for Venezuela’s acute economic crisis that involves chronic shortages of food, medication, electricity, and water.
President Nicolás Maduro announced the first hike in 18 years during a five hour televised address to the nation, but the price rise still means Venezuelans can fill their tanks for the price of a light breakfast.
Venezuela's President Maduro has shuffled his cabinet further to the left in response to the rising power of the opposition, and the country's acute economic crisis.
The country's lame duck legislature voted to appoint 13 new judges to the court just days before the Chavista movement started by Hugo Chávez loses control of the legislature for the first time in 17 years.
Over the weekend, Venezuelan forces "cleared" protesters from the city that first sparked nationwide demonstrations.
In a televised speech, Chavez's chosen successor and current interim president Nicolas Maduro said that Chavez had appeared to him as a small bird. “It sang and I responded with a song, and the bird took flight, circled around once and then flew away...