August: Venezuelan officials say two explosive-laden drones were detonated near to President Maduro during a live, televised speech. Maduro accuses Colombia and elements within the US of a "right-wing plot" to kill him, without evidence.
August: In response to hyperinflation Venezuela slashes five zeros from its old currency, renaming it the Sovereign Bolivar and tying it to a state-backed cryptocurrency.
September: European Parliament votes by a two-thirds majority to trigger Article 7 of the European Union’s founding treaties against Hungary for a fundamental breach of European values. The process may result in stripping an increasingly Hungary of its voting rights in the European Council.