Venezuelan workers have been forced to spend days at a time at forced labor camps in the southern state of Miranda as the government seeks a halt to street protests.
Venezuela’s government has announced it is seeking to close all social media accounts and ban any protests for three days from Sunday.
The government also says it will shut down all public transport, including buses, trains, and water trucks.
The protests have been growing in size in recent weeks and have been accompanied by violence and a new round of food shortages.
The Venezuelan government blames Venezuela’s international creditors for the country’s financial woes.
It has cut back on oil revenues and has slashed public spending and investment.