Venezuela is teetering on the brink of a major meltdown, and a key vote on Sunday could send the country over the edge.
Sanctions have been imposed on 13 Venezuelan officials as Maduro prepares to form a controversial new Congress.
The U.S. is considering financial sanctions on Venezuela that would halt dollar payments for the country's oil, according to sources.
Russia's top oil producer Rosneft is negotiating to swap its collateral in Venezuelan-owned, U.S.-based refiner Citgo for oilfield stakes and a fuel supply deal.
On Thursday, Venezuelan troops fired what appeared to be rubber bullets at protesters attacking the perimeter of an airbase and a demonstrator was killed.
Venezuela's National Assembly leader threatened a later government may refuse to pay $2.8 billion in bonds that Goldman recently purchased.
The country's ability to keep making payments may be "in doubt," but its willingness is "strong," says one analyst.
Anti-Maduro protesters in the Latin American country are making their own gear as they battle in the streets of Caracas and elsewhere.
The country's economy may have started the year on a much-worse note than the country's legislature has stated.
Nicolas Maduro may have gone too far, and now even allies are turning against him.
On the black market, a U.S. dollar can fetch around 3,000 Venezuelan bolivars.
The extended slump in oil prices has turned the OPEC nation's once-prosperous oil-boom economy into a mirror of the latter day Soviet Union.
Oil prices have fluctuated on comments the OPEC might agree to an output cut. But the meeting might not be enough to raise prices.
Venezuela issued a decree that "effectively amounts to forced labor" in an attempt to stabilize a food shortage, says an Amnesty International report.
As his country's economy implodes around him, Venezuelan strongman Nicolas Maduro has resorted to what may be a last-ditch effort to stay in power.
Citigroup shares rose nearly 2.5 percent after the global bank said its unit would cease the servicing of certain accounts in Venezuela.
Analysts discussed the outcomes they believe will result from Maduro's approach to dealing with the Venezuelan crisis.
With delivery trucks under constant attack, the nation's food is now transported under armed guard. Venezuela is convulsing from hunger.
Lufthansa has cancelled its flights to Venezuela in the latest sign of the country’s growing isolation and economic, social and political turmoil.
Two bond investors explain why they own Venezuelan debt despite the country's problems.