The opposition is trying to sway the support of the armed forces, a key pillar of the government of socialist President Nicolas Maduro, who is resisting opposition calls for early elections.
Hundreds of people have been injured in the violence, around 2,700 arrested, with 1,000 still behind bars, and 335 tried in military tribunals
“Venezuela is facing … a coup movement that has turned into hatred and intolerance, very similar to Nazi fascism,” said Nicolas Maduro.
The judges have been accused of stripping their nation’s democracy by steadily stripping the opposition controlled Congress of any authority.
More than 6,000 Venezuelans cross the border every day looking to buy food and medicine, and most go back but others stay and look for work
On Tuesday, 17-year-old Yeison Mora succumbed to a bullet to the head received during a protest in the plains state of Barinas.
Protesters have gone from throwing excrement at security forces to handing them letters and flowers for Mother’s Day on Sunday.
The accusations were made by Monica Moura, a Brazilian who ran the Chavez campaign with her husband.
Clashes at protests have left 36 people dead and hundreds injured since the unrest erupted on April 1, according to authorities.
Just Wednesday Venezuela said it was quitting the Organization of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government’s handling of a its political crisis
The 14 nations, including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina, said they see expulsion of Maduro’s government as a last resort and instead urged dialogue to resolve Venezuela’s entrenched economic and political problems
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move appears to be popular, at least politically. It has been echoed in at least two other developing countries, where Venezuela and Pakistan have taken a similar route.
President Nicolas Maduro’s government wants state agencies to buy some 70 percent of food produced in local plants and distribute much of it to the population.
The meeting between the opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and the Former Spanish PM, is backed by the Obama Administration and other regional governments to defuse the escalating crisis in Venezuela.
Sanders describes himself as a democratic socialist and has called Maduro’s mentor, the late President Hugo Chavez, a “dead communist dictator.”