The United Nations Security Council will analyze the situation in Venezuela on Wednesday in an informal closed-door meeting, diplomatic sources said Tuesday.
The demonstrations besetting Venezuela, both for and against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, have also left almost 2,000 under arrest.
Opposition leaders asked their supporters to resist the government's moves with a series of protests in several cities around the country, including the capital, despite the fact that it would disrupt daily activities for thousands.
University students in Venezuela were the main protagonists of new protests against the Venezuelan security forces on Thursday, while the government of President Nicolas Maduro continued with his plan to rewrite the nation"s constitution.
General Motors became the latest in a wave of international companies that have shut their doors voluntarily or under duress.
Deaths and injuries reported amid "mother of all marches". Protesters express their anger and frustration at an administration that has led the country with the planet’s biggest oil supplies into the world’s deepest economic recession.