Well over 100 people – mainly protesters against Venezuela’s socialist government – have died in the violence over the last few months.
US President Donald Trump has said he is not ruling out a military option in dealing with the crisis in Venezuela.
“The people are suffering and they are dying,” he said.
Venezuela’s Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino said President Trump’s suggestion was “an act of craziness”.
President Nicolas Maduro’s new constituent assembly has been widely criticised as anti-democratic. The US recently imposed sanctions on President Maduro, branding him a dictator.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Venezuela (VE) is estimated to have a population of 31.0 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 2.2 million.