Hundreds of thousands of mourners have thronged the streets of Caracas to accompany their president on his last journey. The body of the country's Comandante is to lie in state in the capital's military academy until his funeral on Friday.
President Nicolas Maduro has announced a break in ties with Panama on the anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death. Panama had called for an Organization of American States meeting on the unrest in Venezuela.
At least a dozen Venezuelans have died in recent protests. DW hears from Caracas-based journalist Irene Caselli about why Venezuelans are taking to the street - and whether they'll find success in coming weeks.
Latin American leaders have called for calm after Venezuela’s government arrested an opposition leader. Before surrendering to authorities Tuesday, Leopoldo Lopez had told supporters he didn't fear serving jail time.
World leaders gathered in Caracas to join throngs of mourners at a state funeral for Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. After the funeral, Vice President Nicolas Maduro was set to be sworn in as acting president.
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