Venezuela's Supreme Court has ruled that President Hugo Chavez's inauguration may be postponed past the date named in the constitution. But speculation continues that the ailing president won't be able to stay in office.
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.
Security forces in Venezuela have deployed tear gas and water canon to break up a student protest in the capital, Caracas. The clash comes two days after three people died in violence at anti-government rallies.
The leader of Venezuela's opposition, Leopoldo Lopez, has handed himself over to police on charges of fomenting violence. The main critic of President Maduro has been at the forefront of recent anti-government protests.
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