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Near-daily protests against Maduro began April 1, with demonstrators demanding his removal and new elections.
Two months of anti-government protests have left at least 68 people dead as demonstrators demand new presidential elections in the face of rising triple-digit inflation, soaring crime and problems.
England won the Under-20 World Cup by beating Venezuela 1-0 in the final on Sunday for its first global soccer title since 1966.
Venezuela reaching its first soccer World Cup final after beating Uruguay in a penalty shootout in the semifinals of the under-20 tournament in South Korea.
The coach of Venezuela's national soccer team criticized President Nicolas Maduro's bloody crackdown on protesters.
The country's defense minister called for members of the military to refrain from excessive use of force.
The opposition and anti-Maduro protesters are demanding early elections to force out the widely unpopular president.
The surprise announcement late on Thursday followed two months of deadly unrest during anti-government protests and signs of division in the socialist leader's side.
Nelson Moncada, 37, was killed late Wednesday when he tried to drive around a makeshift roadblock set up on an avenue in the El Paraiso district of western Caracas,
Venezuela devalued its currency by 64 percent in a dollar auction that aimed to stabilise its foreign exchange market.
Separately, lawmaker Carlos Paparoni was wounded when he was struck on the head by a tear gas canister.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday blamed opposition demonstrators for the killing of a retired military officer and called it a hate crime.
Police fired tear gas to disperse the rally, and demonstrators fought back by hurling Molotov cocktails and stones.
Here are five striking faces of the anti-government street protests, during which 57 people have been killed over the past two months..
Both the Venezuelan government and the opposition admit that violent protests which have gripped the country for nearly two months are out of control .