The South American nation was plunged into political turmoil in January when National Assembly speaker Juan Guaido declared himself acting president.
Dialogue between Venezuela’s opposition and President Nicolas Maduro’s government will resume in Barbados, self-declared interim president Juan Guaido said on Sunday, after previous negotiations in Norway petered out.
Venezuela’s socialist government says it has derailed a coup bid, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.
The Kremlin said on Tuesday it didn’t know where United States President Donald Trump had got the idea Moscow had removed most of its military specialists from Venezuela, who it said continued to work there.
Venezuela ended 2018 with 130.060% inflation, while the economy contracted 47.6% between 2013 and 2018, the central bank said Tuesday in the first such figures it has released in three years.