A fire in an arms depot of the Anonymous Venezuelan Campaign of Military Industries (CAVIM) in Maracy city of Aragua state killed at least one person and forced authorities to evacuate about 10,000 people.
Nicolás Maduro's government declares European Union Ambassador to Venezuela Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa a "persona non grata" and gives her 72 hours to leave the country following new sanctions by the EU against 19 Venezuelan officials.
Tankers anchored in the Caribbean Sea are unable to deliver over four million barrels of crude oil, due to Venezuela's state-owned oil and natural gas company being unable to pay for hull cleaning, inspections, and other port services.
President Hugo Chávez backtracks on plans to develop nuclear power in Venezuela saying he has noted the ongoing crisis in Japan and that the use of nuclear energy is "something extremely risky and dangerous for the whole world".
Cuban Information and Communications Minister Medardo Diaz welcomes the arrival of an undersea fibre-optic cable linking it to Venezuela, which offered to help the island speed up its internet connection after the United States refused.
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