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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday his socialist party's landslide victory in disputed regional elections had delivered a "strong message" to the United States and its allies.
The United States slammed Venezuelan regional elections on Monday, after President Nicolas Maduro's socialist party claimed a resounding victory in a poll.
Maduro's socialist party won governorships of 17 of the 23 states with the opposition Democratic Union Roundtable coalition taking only five, with one state still undecided.
Elections in Venezuela on Sunday could tilt a majority of the states' 23 governorships back into opposition control for the first time in nearly two decades of socialist party rule.
Human rights and press freedom groups on Sunday confirmed the release of three journalists arrested while attempting to report from a notorious prison in Venezuela.
Venezuela, which has been rocked by deadly protests and economic chaos that has caused dire shortages of food and medicine, is counting on Russian support amid growing international isolation.
Venezuela's opposition cast doubt over whether it would participate in a scheduled round of exploratory talks with the government hosted by the Dominican Republic.
Nicolas Maduro called on his army to ready their weapons to defend the country in an escalating war of words with US President Donald Trump.
Venezuela's crisis has caused food and medicine shortages, deadly unrest and calls for President Nicolas Maduro to quit.
Venezuela's President on Sunday issued a call in Kazakhstan's capital for a world without wars, terrorism and hegemonic empires.
Rights activists had mounted a swift condemnation of the planned appearance by Maduro, who is accused of dismantling democracy in his nation, including a violent crackdown on the opposition.
The wife of one of Venezuela's top jailed opposition figures said airport agents on Saturday stopped her from traveling to meet the leaders of France, Germany, Spain and Britain.
Venezuela accused French President Emmanuel Macron today of "interference" in its affairs after he said President Nicolas Maduro had created a "dictatorship" in the crisis-hit country.
The UN human rights chief warned on Wednesday that democracy in crisis-torn Venezuela was eroding fast, questioning whether it was still functioning at all.
Venezuela's all-powerful new constituent assembly said Tuesday it will hold treason trials for opposition leaders it said are promoting economic sanctions imposed by the United States.