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As part of that effort, the nation's pro-government Supreme Court sentenced an opposition mayor to 15 months in jail on Tuesday, saying he had defied an order to ensure that protests in his district of the capital Caracas did not disrupt transit through the area.

He has defied worldwide condemnation , including from the UK, America and the United Nations, and has presided over three-digit inflation and a shortage of food and medicine.

"Witness accounts suggest that security forces, mainly the National Guard, the National Police and local police forces, have systematically used disproportionate force to instil fear, crush dissent, and to prevent demonstrators from assembling, rallying and reaching public institutions to present petitions", the rights office said in a statement.

Late Monday, the head of the pro-Maduro assembly, former foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez, led soldiers and others in invading the chamber where the opposition-controlled National Assembly meets, sharpening tensions between the rival bodies.

Nevertheless, Peruvian Ambassador, Ricardo Luna, said on the side that the group is open to supporting a "believable and bona fide" dialogue with President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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The movie despite topping the charts last week managed to secure a modest $19.5 million out of 3451 locations. The less than $20 million opening is quite disappointing for a film that has spent years in production.

Foreign Ministers in Lima, Peru to discuss the growing crisis in Venezuela.

Chacao was previously governed by Leopoldo Lopez, the most prominent activist to have been jailed by the Maduro government, and is the main gathering point for protests that have left at least 124 dead and hundreds more injured or arrested.

In late July, following Venezuelan election to the National Constituent Assembly, the United States introduced sanctions against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro for "undermining democracy", freezing all his assets subject to U.S. jurisdiction.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has warned it "can't be excluded" that relations with Venezuela could be cut.

Inflation in Venezuela's crisis-hit economy quickened to 248.6 percent in the first seven months of the year, the opposition-led congress said on Wednesday in the absence of official data.

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Foreign ministers from 17 Western Hemisphere nations, however, refused to recognise the new "all-powerful body", AP reported.

Peru's president has been a vocal critic of the Maduro regime, but the region has had trouble agreeing on collective actions. An election for delegates to the constitutional assembly was fraught with accusations of vote tampering.

A further five nations participated in the meeting but didn't sign the document. According to the government, two of the intruders were killed and eight were captured, but the others got away.

The rest of the raiding party - some 20 armed men in uniforms - remained at large.

Analysts said discord could be seen in the lower ranks of the security forces.

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The long-awaited total solar eclipse will make landfall in the continental United States at 9:05 a.m. on August 21, 2017. A solar eclipse happens when the moon's orbit passes in front of the sun, and the moon blocks some of the sun from view.

Opposition lawmaker Delsa Solorzano says the objective of the truth commission is to "persecute those who think differently". "The dictatorship has its days counted", transmitted the hackers.

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