Anti-government protests break out across Venezuela's capital. The country is suffering the worst political and economic crises in modern times.
Two former Caracas mayors Antonio Ledezma and fellow opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez were jailed after being accused of destabilising President Maduro government.
Venezuelan president says the delay is necessary as 35 newly-elected members need to be declared by electoral authorities. However, pressure builds as the attorney general opens investigation into election fraud.
The sanctions freeze any assets Maduro may have in US jurisdictions and bar Americans from doing business with him. Maduro says the sanctions reflect Trump's "desperation" and "hatred" for Venezuela's socialist government.
Insists it is not taking sides in the nation's political turmoil, though it does back socialist President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plan for a new congress. At least 57 people have been killed since the demonstrations started in April.
Venezuelan opposition legislators chain themselves to stairway at election board office to demand referendum against President Nicolas Maduro
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