Anti-government demonstrations called for September 1st in Venezuela

Government opposition groups have called for massive anti-government demonstrations on Thursday, September 1st, in support of a recall referendum against the president. Several opposition leaders were arrested today.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware of the tensions between the president and the opposition-controlled legislature. High inflation, essential product shortages and a severe economic recession have contributed to civil unrest. Travellers should be cautious and avoid all public and political gatherings since there is a high risk of violence during any demonstrations.