Ecuador expelled Venezuela's ambassador to Quito on Thursday after a Venezuelan government minister called Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno a liar, and Venezuela reciprocated by ordering Ecuador's top diplomat to go home.
Turkey has invited Venezuela to use national currencies instead of the dollar in mutual trade in a joint campaign to bolster their economies in face of pressures by the administration of US President Donald Trump.
At least one explosion rocked a military event where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech on Saturday and the government said it was a failed assassination attempt involving drones carrying explosives.
Venezuela will remove five zeroes from the bolivar currency rather than the three zeroes originally planned, President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday, in an effort to keep up with inflation projected to reach 1 million percent this year.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has commended the recent "successful, peaceful and sound" presidential election in Venezuela, saying it was a "great victory" for the Latin American government and nation.