Venezuelan nationals and sympathizers protest in Madrid on July 30, 2017 against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the election of a Constituent Assembly the lastest in measures that have provoked numerous protests by the opposition aggravated the tension in a country polarized and plunged into a deep crisis, with brutal inflation and a serious shortage of food and medicines.
Maduro was pushing forward today with a controversial weekend vote for an assembly to rewrite the constitution, despite growing domestic political opposition, international condemnation and violent street demonstrations that have left 113 dead. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO        (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)