The situation became more acute with the installation of the Constituent Assembly last Friday, given that the body was not recognized by the Venezuelan opposition or by many governments and global organizations.
With Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro facing criticism from around Latin America and the world amid a deepening political crisis, Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona said he was willing to fight for the embattled leftist regime.
Opposition lawmakers said they were barred from entering the gold-domed legislative palace after security forces led by Rodriguez broke into congress late Monday.
"This government is forcing its way into chambers that it can't win through legitimate means", Stalin Gonzalez, leader of the opposition coalition that has held a majority in the National Assembly since 2015, after he was refused entry. He's the fourth opposition mayor whose arrest the high court has sought in the past two weeks.
Muchacho's whereabouts were not immediately known, but he denounced the ruling on Twitter, saying that "all of the weight of the revolutionary injustice has fallen on my shoulders" for doing his job to guarantee the constitutional right to protest.
Declaraing "full support and solidarity" with the "democratically elected" National Assembly, it stated that all judicial acts under the prevailing Constitution "require the authorization" of the same and will only be recognized when the Parliament "has approved them".
Seventeen American and Caribbean nations meeting here in Peru to discuss the situation in Venezuela has reaffirmed their joint opinion that the latter South American nation "is no longer a democracy", a media report said.
Peru's president has been vocal in rejecting the new Venezuelan assembly, but the region has had trouble agreeing on collective actions.
"If Venezuela is thrown into chaos and violence, and the Bolivian Revolution will be destroyed, we will fight". Lawmakers voted unanimously Monday not to recognize any of the new super body's decrees.
A United Nations humans rights team said earlier on Tuesday it had found regular and organised use of force against people protesting Maduro's rule amid a collapse of the rule of law.
At least 124 people have been killed and hundreds more injured or detained during the protests.