A serious ongoing economic crisis
A Norwegian delegation arrives in Venezuela to restart dialogues to end the presidential crisis.
The Venezuelan government arrests two members of disputed Interim President Juan Guaidó's personal security. The government claims that the pair were trying to sell weapons stolen from the national army and organising the failed coup attempt on 30 April. The opposition denies the weapons charges.
The International Monetary Fund denies Venezuela access to its money as there is no majority of member states recognizing either Maduro or Guaidó, describing the situation as "political chaos" and asking for debate between its members on the nation.
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.
Venezuelan National Assembly-declared interim President Juan Guaidó defies Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's threats and returns to Venezuela where he is received by tens of thousands of people in Caracas.
United Socialist Party of Venezuela congressman and former head of the Directorate General of Military Counterintelligence Hugo Carvajal defects to the opposition, urging the military to abandon Nicolás Maduro. Carvajal says drug trafficking and corruption are commonplace in the government.
The United States Department of the Treasury imposes sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil company PDVSA, which accounts for much of Venezuela’s income and foreign currency.
The Bank of England blocks Maduro's officials from withdrawing $1.2 billion worth of gold.
The Venezuelan bolívar fuerte is replaced with the "Sovereign Bolivar" in an attempt to curb inflation. Venezuela announces that the new currency will be linked to the petro, a form of cryptocurrency operated by the country.