The mayoral and gubernatorial elections will be the first overseen by the new council, named earlier this month, which includes three members linked to President Nicolas Maduro's ruling Socialist Party and two members close to the opposition.
The speech marks Nicolas Maduro’s return to the world stage after his absence last year as political tumult embroiled the country.
The global lending institution is meant to foster economic cooperation but has come under criticism for being biased in the wake of a terrible pandemic spreading across the globe.
President Nicolas Maduro's supporters rally in Caracas in support of Bolivia's ousted leader Evo Morales while opposition leader Juan Guaido's supporters seek Maduro's departure in a low turnout counter-rally.
The government-run project called Zero Violence is meant to teach children how to play fair, how to have goals, and how to be good citizens.
As Venezuelans head to the polls to vote for the new super body with powers to re-write the Constitution – boycotted by the opposition – deadly clashes have left several dead, including a candidate and a youth opposition leader.
Opposition launches "final offensive" against President Nicolas Maduro, including a 24-hour national strike on Thursday and the naming of new Supreme Court judges.
Violence erupts as gunfire kills one and injures three during the vote, say prosecutors. The referendum is asking the public if they reject President Nicolas Maduro's new "peoples" assembly and if they want elections before his term ends.
The defiant chief prosecutor, Luisa Ortega, has emerged as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's most-feared critic.
Demonstrators burnt trucks and blocked road at the same spot in capital Caracas where the latest victim, 22-year-old David Vallenilla, was shot dead at close range by a military police sergeant, apparently with rubber bullets.
Around 93 percent of Venezuelans cannot afford to buy enough food and 73 percent of them have lost weight in the last year, according to a recent study.
Saturday's protest in Caracas was held to mark 10 years since the government shuttered a popular television station.
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