Two people have been killed on the 45th day of protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro
The two men Luis Alvarez, 18, and Diego Hernandez, 33 were killed as demonstrators clashed with security forces in the volatile Tachira state close to the border with Colombia.
The nationwide protests show no sign of abating with as many as 41 fatalities reported and hundreds injured.
In the central state of Carabobo authorities claim three policeman had been injured, one of them critically.
The country is suffering rampant inflation, a spiraling economy and shortages of food and medicine.