Inside the country, opposition figurehead Juan Guaido, 35, is vying to lure military commanders to switch their allegiance to him away from President Nicolas Maduro, 56.
Sanchez told reporters "we are working for the return of full democracy in Venezuela", as Spain, France, and Sweden join countries that have recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the nation's interim president.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he was available to facilitate negotiations between the rival sides in Venezuela.
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the election that brought Maduro to power was neither free nor fair and told Swedish broadcaster SVT on Monday that Venezuelans "now must get new, free and fair elections instead". Those who continue to violate the human rights of ordinary Venezuelans under an illegitimate regime will be called to account.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $53-million in new Canadian funding to support the needs of Venezuelans, including the three million refugees who have been forced to flee the humanitarian crisis in the country.
In a video statement posted on Twitter, Sanchez recognised Guaido as interim leader and called for new elections "as soon as possible".
"Venezuela has to be the master of its own destiny, and it is up to the worldwide community to help and respect the outcome of the democratic process and verify that it takes place with all necessary guarantees", he said.
"The Bolivarian republic of Venezuela expresses its most energetic rejection of the decision by some European governments, which officially submit to the strategy of the USA administration to topple the government", Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, tweeted.
Guaido said in a newspaper interview published on Monday he would do all he could to secure Rome's backing, but Italy's coalition parties took opposing positions.
He added that Venezuela is being "threatened by the biggest powers in the world".
Foreign ministers from the Lima Group countries - Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Saint Lucia, alongside representatives from the U.K, the European Union and the USA - met in Ottawa today to further solidify support for Guaido as protests over the legitimacy of Maduro's government continue to fill the streets in Venezuela.
The Vatican didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on Maduro's appeal.
After several years of opposition efforts to oust Maduro, Guaido declared himself acting president at a rally on January 23.
"We are not beggars", Maduro said on Venezuelan state TV. "The moment is now", Guaido said in a speech on Monday in Caracas, urging the military to allow humanitarian aid to reach people.
Theories about a potential US military incursion into Venezuela multiplied after US National Security Adviser John Bolton was spotted with a notepad that mentioned "5,000 troops to Colombia".
Under Maduro's stewardship, oil-dependent Venezuela has lurched into an economic crisis that has left the country suffering from hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine.
Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott said "the downturn in the diesel market is what is being blamed" for the decision. The company said planned investment in the next-generation Juke and Qashqai, also announced in 2016, was unaffected.
Russia's foreign minister said the USA withdrawal from the pivotal pact has further upset strategic stability. NATO allies have strongly backed Washington and urged Moscow to save the treaty by returning to compliance.
Stone was arrested early on Friday at his home during a massive Federal Bureau of Investigation raid in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Speaking outside court on Friday after being released on bail, Stone told reporters: "I will plead not guilty to these charges".
Who is in Super Bowl LIII? Patriots 31, Rams 23 - My sixth sense tells me Tom Brady is going to be scary good. Patriots 35, Rams 27 - Marshall Faulk disrupts trophy presentation, says Patriots cheated again.
To turn FaceTime off on a Mac open the FaceTime app, select " FaceTime " at the top of the screen then choose "Turn FaceTime Off". In its iOS 12.1 security document from last November , Apple called iOS "a major leap forward in security for mobile devices".
Capcom plans to give gamers a treat with the release of " Resident Evil 2 " on January 25 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The Resident Evil 2 remake releases this week, 20 years after the classic horror title originally hit our shelves.
But perhaps smartest of all, this was not an event for Marshmello fans in the way that previous virtual concerts have been. Marshmello uploaded the whole concert to his YouTube channel which you can watch below.
Hai Do adapted this story for Learning English with news reports from Reuters and the Associated Press . The testy response came after a U.S. intelligence report said Iran was not making nuclear weapons.
Lily Adams, a Clinton campaign alum who has worked as Harris's spokeswoman, will be communications director. Harris could also have a geographical advantage, as California is moving its primary up to March 3, 2020.
Millions have been left in poverty, while 2.3 million more have fled the country, unleashing a migration crisis in South America. President Donald Trump in the United States, in Venezuela, or wherever Washington wants to hold discussions.
At the same time they discovered the link between the pathogenic mouth bacteria and Alzheimer's disease still needs further study. Gum disease , which affects a third of all people, has been identified as one of the main risk factors for Alzheimer's .
The Japanese demolished WTA Finals champion Elina Svitolina for the loss of five games in her quarter-final on Wednesday night. Remarkably, Saturday will be the first time No 5 Osaka and No 8 Kvitova will face each other in any round of any tournament.
Mario World Later This Year for Android
It was the first holiday season for the handheld system without a new Pokemon game, which was instead released on the Switch. Banners of Nintendo's new game console Switch are pictured at its experience venue in Tokyo, Japan January 13, 2017.
Trump ally Roger Stone charged with mendacity
Roger Stone , a confidant of President Trump, walks out of the federal courthouse last Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. There is no allegation in the indictment that Stone actually communicated with Wikileaks.
Snow, rain, and risky record cold in the week ahead
AMOUNTS: Unlike most previous snow events so far this winter, this will be a very light, powdery snow with such cold air in place. But if the cold air is slow to arrive and/or snow is light and mostly waits until after the commute, we could dodge the bullet.
Boy, 10, wins science fair by proving Tom Brady a cheater
The outcome? The deflated balls traveled farther for all three participants in the study, but accuracy wasn't affected. When asked what he would say to Super Bowl-winning Brady Ace added: 'Gimme some of your money, you don't deserve it'.
Democrat Kamala Harris announces presidential run
Harris is now the third woman to announce a presidential run, following Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand . Harris' late mother immigrated to the United States from India as an adult and became a physician specialising in breast cancer.
Super wolf blood Moon seen around the Globe
The " blood " refers to the moon's red glow as its bathed in the sun's light refracted off the Earth's atmosphere. The duration of the "totality" phase - when the moon ws completely engulfed in Earth's shadow - -was 62 minutes.
Netflix growth falls short as programming fails to hook viewers
Management said domestic average selling price will "improve over the course of the year" and result in revenue growth for 2019. The horror film Bird Box , starring Sandra Bullock, began streaming in late December and was viewed by 45 million subscribers.