Venezuela received a visit from a US delegation amidst US and European efforts to tackle a brewing energy crisis driven by the imposition of sanctions on Russia.
At least 20 people have died in the western state of Mérida, where heavy rains caused mudslides and flooding.
Caracas has also denounced violations of the Vienna Convention after its embassy in Peru was attacked.
UN Human Rights expert Alena Douhan called for sanctions to be lifted and revised.
The extension comes as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, with Maduro securing 10 million Sputnik V vaccine doses.
With Venezuela facing a coronavirus crisis, VA columnist Jessica Dos Santos praises Venezuelans’ response and delivers a hopeful message.
President Nicolas Maduro ordered that all commercial and residential rent, as well as all capital and loan interest payments, are to be suspended for six months
The body is due to be legally incorporated into the Armed Forces as a “combat unit.”
Plans allegedly included the assassination of President Maduro.
Venezuela’s cities have given birth to a powerful social movement aimed at fighting capitalism on a territorial level.