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The mediation bid comes after a months-long power struggle between opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro, amid sometimes deadly street clashes
It is the second time that such talks have been held in Oslo between Nicolas Maduro's regime and Juan Guaido's representatives, says Norway's NRK radio and television network
Juan Guaido says the security forces used 'brute force,' adding that congress was 'occupied militarily'
Mexico says its embassy in Venezuela has taken in opposition deputy Franco Manuel Casella to provide him 'protection and safety'
Deputies say members of the National Guard, who provide security for the building, along with police and SEBIN intelligence agents blocked access to the opposition-controlled National Assembly
Amnesty International believes Nicolas Maduro's government responded with "a systematic and widespread policy of repression" in late January during anti-government protests
The activists attempt to prevent the entry of the representative of opposition leader Juan Guaido
Vice President Delcy Rodriguez lambast the move by opposition leader Juan Guaido's representative in Washington, accusing him of paving the way for a US 'military intervention'
Edgar Zambrano, Guaido's deputy as National Assembly speaker, is arrested by intelligence agents in Caracas for backing the failed April 30 uprising orchestrated by Juan Guaido
Venezuela's Supreme Court allows the stripping of parliamentary immunity of 7 members of the opposition-controlled National Assembly
Nicolas Maduro threatens to go after 'traitors' after crisis-wracked Venezuela's military leadership reaffirms its loyalty to the socialist president
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro instructs the military 'to be ready to defend the homeland with weapons in your hands if one day the US empire dares to touch' it
A statement from the Spanish foreign ministry says: the government 'does not envisage in any circumstances handing over Leopoldo Lopez to the Venezuelan authorities nor asking him to leave the ambassador's residence'
'Yes, we are in combat, keep morale high in this fight to disarm any traitor, any coup plotter,' says Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
Jurubith Rausseo, 27, died at a clinic after being hit by a 'bullet in the head during (a) demonstration,' the non-governmental Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict says on Twitter, condemning her 'murder'
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says the opposition rally on May 1 will be 'the biggest in the history of Venezuela' as he presses his attempt to unseat the president
(UPDATED) Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro says he has defeated an attempted coup – congratulating the armed forces for having 'defeated this small group that intended to spread violence through putschist skirmishes'
Chile's foreign minister tweets: 'Lilian Tintori and Leopold Lopez – who are of Spanish descent – moved to the Spanish embassy. They made a personal decision.'
'We're also people and we're fed up with this dictatorship,' said one of the soldiers backing 35-year-old Venezuela's National Assembly leader Juan Guaido
Here are some initial reactions from world governments
(UPDATED) The US throws its full support behind Juan Guaido, with the White House calling on the military to protect the people and support the country's 'legitimate institutions'
The United States will take action against anyone who deals with state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela, or PDVSA
The shipment includes 24 tons of medical supplies and 14 power units to be distributed amongst 8 hospitals and 30 outpatient clinics – half of them public
In a statement, Venezuela's foreign ministry says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 'has invalidated Canada as a reliable actor in dialogue'
'Paraguay is a leader in defending democracy and calling Maduro as he is, a tyrant who has ruined his country," says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Washington will present a draft resolution to the UN Security Council aimed at recognizing Juan Guaido and appointing his representative as the ambassador to the world body
(UPDATED) The electricity shortage hits a large section of the capital as well as significant areas in at least 20 of the 23 states of Venezuela
Thousands of opposition supporters are expected to march through the capital Caracas from 11:00 am on Saturday, as Venezuela's power struggle is exacerbated by massive blackouts and the collapse of water supplies
The latest measures seek to cut off vital lifelines for President Nicolas Maduro
Lawmakers loyal to President Nicolas Maduro strip opposition leader Juan Guaido's immunity – and authorize the high court to criminally prosecute him for proclaiming himself the crisis-hit country's ruler
The decision of the Supreme Court – which is controlled by Maduro loyalists – to call on the ruling Constituent Assembly legislature to strip Guaido of his immunity could open the way for the opposition chief to be prosecuted
(UPDATED) Crippled infrastructure, little investment in the power grid, and poor maintenance means the widespread blackouts in Venezuela throughout the month of March are likely here to stay
National Assembly legislature speaker Juan Guaido immediately shoots back, saying the 15-year prohibition announced on state television by Maduro's Auditor General Elvis Amoroso was invalid
(UPDATED) The Russian foreign ministry also insists the presence of its troops in Venezuela do not pose a threat to anyone
A second wave of nationwide blackout again paralyzes Venezuela, once South America's wealthiest
The United Nations says worldwide cases of measles jumped by more than 30% in 2017, and infections continued to rise in 2018
(UPDATED) The government declares Tuesday, March 26, a work-free and school-free day to take a load off the grid
Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez blames the latest blackout on 'an attack on the charging and transmission center' at the Guri dam, which supplies 80% of the power to Venezuela
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro also alleged that Colombia, their US-aligned neighbor, is also involved in the assassination plot
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'We are recovering and protecting the assets of the Venezuelan people to stop the usurper regime from continuing to steal from and destroy them,' Carlos Vecchio says
Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim leader Juan Guaido vows he would 'very soon' take up office in Miraflores, the presidential palace
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Venezuela's infrastructure has degraded over years because of lack of investment, a significant brain drain, and the government's practice of putting the military in charge of key civilian facilities and companies
(UPDATED) 'China is willing to offer assistance and technical support to Venezuela to restore the power system,' says foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang
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Juan Guaido calls on the military and security services to 'refrain from preventing or hindering' protests on Tuesday
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The move follows a January 24 order for all non-emergency US government employees to depart Venezuela
The move comes as Washington ramps up actions on Nicolas Maduro's regime, which is battling to hold onto power