A four-day gun battle between security forces and armed gangs in the streets of Caracas, Venezuela, results in the deaths of more than 26 people and the wounding of 40 others. Authorities says that the fighting is now under control, but that there may still be a number of snipers in the streets. The killed people are identified as 22 gang members and four police officers, but a number of civilians also died in the clashes.
Two Russian military planes, an Ilyushin Il-62 and an Antonov An-124, land at Simón Bolívar International Airport near Caracas, Venezuela, carrying senior Defence Ministry official Vasily Tonkoshkurov, Василий Петрович, a large amount of equipment and about 100 troops. Russia, which three months earlier held joint military exercises on Venezuelan soil, condemned other countries for backing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó against embattled President Nicolás Maduro.
A major power blackout leaves most of Venezuela without electricity, including the capital Caracas. At least 18 of Venezuela's 23 states have reported blackouts. Venezuelan news website El Pitazo blames failures at Simón Bolívar hydroelectric plant; state TV blames anti-government saboteurs.
At least 17 people are killed in a stampede at a nightclub in Caracas, Venezuela. The stampede was reportedly triggered when a tear-gas canister was set off during a brawl. Seven people have been arrested.
Venezuelan opposition leaders Leopoldo López and Mayor of Caracas Antonio Ledezma are seized at their homes overnight by the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN) and taken to Ramo Verde Prison. They had been arrested previously by the Venezuelan government, but were under house arrest at the time of being seized.
Police in the Venezuelan capital Caracas disperse an opposition student protest over the closure of several television stations. Meanwhile, Vice President Ramón Carrizales resigns. [http:--www.google.com-hostednews-afp-article-ALeqM5hLJXSS2bg90lNF6FXmzQcghAovog (AFP)] [http:--english.eluniversal.com-2010-01-25-en_pol_esp_student-demonstratio_25A3337855.shtml ("El Universal")]date=August 2019