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Venezuela's electoral authority announced the next stage of the effort to force a presidential recall referendum cannot start before October, which means the vote itself could not happen until late January.
Two weeks into his presidency Argentina's Mauricio Macri has demanded the release of opposition politicians jailed in Venezuela prompting a public spat and proving that, in foreign policy at least, his election promise of "change" was real.
While the opposition has accused the ruling Socialist Party of involvement in the shooting of Luis Manuel Diaz on Wednesday, President Maduro has said the murder was an underworld settling of scores and warned of an anti-Venezuelan conspiracy.
Manuel Rosales lost to former President Hugo Chavez in elections in 2006 and left the country in 2009 accused of corruption. He knew returning to Venezuela would almost certainly put him in jail.
The polarizing figurehead of Venezuela's opposition, Lopez was sentenced Thursday for conspiracy and inciting violence. Last year's clashes during anti-government protests left 43 people dead.
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro responded by saying the US president was "playing with history" with expected sanctions against Venezuelan officials' assets in the United States.
Dozens died in riots that took country to the brink earlier this year; Maduro government has accused opposition of plotting his overthrow.
Both anti- and pro-government demonstrators swapped the traditional burning Judas effigy for likenesses of political leaders in Venezuela.
The Venezuelan government has arrested three generals it accuses of planning to oust President Maduro with the help of the opposition.
As tensions deepen, bringing the quasi-certainty of more violence to come, a change of regime continues to seem unlikely.