The "Aban Pearl", a natural gas platform, sinks off the coast of Venezuela, with all 95 workers evacuated safely.
Venezuela enters a "radical quarantine" for a week in order to reduce the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19.
Venezuela reaches an agreement to buy doses of the Russian EpiVacCorona vaccine, as well as manufacture the vaccine locally.
Venezuela Vice President Delcy Rodríguez announces that the country will receive shipments of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó accepts the resignations of his aides JJ Rendón and Sergio Vergara, over their roles in "Operation Gideon". Rendón and Vergara admitted signing a contract with Jordan Goudreau's Silvercorp USA in October 2019 to help remove Nicolás Maduro from office, and install Guaidó as President. [https:--www.bloomberg.com-news-articles-2020-05-11-guaido-aides-resign-posts-after-botched-invasion-of-venezuela (Bloomberg)]Venezuelan presidential crisis
Following similar measures by Argentina last month, the government of El Salvador expels diplomats of the government of Venezuela led by Nicolás Maduro.
U.S. President Donald Trump issues an executive order banning U.S. entities from trading in the Venezuelan Petro cryptocurrency. Trump calls the digital currency, launched last month, an "attempt to circumvent U.S. sanctions".
A Chinese-made training airplane K-8 crashes during an air force flying exhibition in Venezuela, the two pilots ejected successfully. The French-made military helicopter Cougar sent to rescue the pilots also crashes, no one is injured.
ExxonMobil wins US$908 million from an arbitration panel of the International Chamber of Commerce for the nationalization of its Venezuelan oil project in 2007.
A Venezuelan soldier opens fire at an army base in the capital Caracas, killing two officers and injuring six others.
Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro are to meet in Caracas on 20 August.