Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro still has the backing of the military, despite new documents revealing that thousands of soldiers had deserted him in recent years as the regime struggled to temper the erosion of its armed forces.
Venezuela has plunged further into political crisis amid growing tension over President Nicolas Maduro's future as the country's leader.
Leaders of South American countries have launched a new political organization. Called PROSUR (pro-soor) - it will replace a group championed by Socialist leader Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.
Venezuela’s Maduro writes to pope for help