Two Venezuelan lawmakers sought refuge at foreign embassies in Caracas on Thursday, as the government of President Nicolás Maduro cracked down on allies of opposition leader Juan Guaidó who supported his attempted uprising last week.
Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez, evading arrest in a Spanish diplomatic residence, on Thursday disclosed he met with senior military officials before a failed uprising against President Nicolás Maduro this week.
Venezuelans heeded opposition leader Juan Guaidó's call to take to the streets on Wednesday in a bid to force President Nicolás Maduro from power, but there was little concrete sign of change in a crisis that increasingly looks like a political stalemate.
Reuters witnesses said several dozen mostly young armed men in military uniform accompanying Guaidó exchanged gunfire with soldiers acting in support of Maduro outside the La Carlota air base but the opposition did not appear to be about to take power by force.
For the past month, unprecedented nationwide blackouts in Venezuela have paralyzed the country's industrial sector. The number of companies based in Venezuela has fallen to a tenth of the 5,000 there were two decades ago. The blackouts have only made it worse.
Angry Venezuelans set up burning barricades near the presidential palace in Caracas and in other parts of the country on Sunday in protests over constant power outages and shortages of drinking water in the wake of two major blackouts this month.
Today's Geo Quiz focuses on four cities -- La Paz, Bolivia -- Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania -- New Delhi, India -- and Sydney, Australia. The question is which one has the highest gasoline prices. We had reporters check them out. The answer is Dar es Salaam. A gallon of gasoline in the capital of Tanzania costs 5 dollars and 6 cents.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's James Ingham in Caracas about a joint venture by Venezuela and Iran: the two oil producers are joining forces to produce bicycles in government-run, socialist factories.
Venezuelans haven't felt the pinch of rising food prices as badly as many consumers have around the world because President Hugo Ch-vez is using his country's ample oil revenues to subsidize food at the local markets
Hundreds of opposition candidates have been barred from running in Venezuela's local elections this November, and analysts say the move shows that the government of President Hugo Chavez is worried he's losing support at the local level
Venezuela held gubernatorial and mayoral elections over the weekend. The parties allied with President Hugo Chavez won a majority of the contests but the opposition also posted some gains. The BBC's Will Grant reports from Caracas.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Angel Falls. The world's highest waterfall is located in the Venezuelan state of Bolivar. Anchor Marco Werman gets reaction from Ben Rodriques of Osprey Expeditions in Caracas, Venezuela.
President Chavez has changed many things about Venezuela, but he hasn't changed the presidential palace. Chavez works in the same building that Venezuelan leaders have been working in for over a century. We want to know the palace's official name.
Now that gas prices have plunged, Hugo Chavez is gently cozying up to companies like Chevron and Shell to see if they'd like to return to Venezuela for business. For more on this turn of events, we are joined by Simon Romero for the New York Times.