However, roughly 20 foreign diplomats from the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy and Germany attended the assembly's inaugural session in a show of solidarity.
Venezuela came to a standstill on Tuesday as the country tried to deal with its newly introduced currency.
VENEZUELAN authorities have arrested six people suspected in Saturday’s failed attack on President Nicolas Maduro with two explosives-laden drones.
Inflation in Venezuela could top 1 million percent by year's end as the country's historic crisis deepens, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.
Trump's advisers said no
The election "without any doubt lacks legitimacy and we categorically refuse to recognize this process," Falcon told supporters before the results were announced.
Thus, Maduro’s most readily available recourse to ease payments is unilaterally halting them.
Venezuela’s new pro-government constituent assembly on Saturday removed dissident state prosecutor Luisa Ortega from her job, in what critics called a blatant affront to democracy.
Several Latin American countries and the Catholic Church have criticized the move to draw up a new constitution
Obama was initially greeted with enthusiasm by leftist leaders in Latin America