Venezuelan crisis explained in 90 seconds
18 February 2014 Last updated at 16:14 GMT
The Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is facing the largest wave of demonstrations against his government since he took office, leaving the country with some tough challenges.
The main opposition grievances are high inflation, crime and the shortage of some staple products such as milk, sugar and toilet paper.
BBC Mundo's Yolanda Valery looks back at how the recent protests started.