Newly-elected Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela’s ruling socialist party has been crushed in mid-term elections held on Sunday as the country’s self-styled Bolivarian revolution suffered i(...)

Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro greets supporters after a meeting in the Petare district of Caracas. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Venezuela’s president has hinted that he will not accept the result of crucial mid-term elections being held on Sunday should his Chavista movement l(...)

Anti-government protesters jump and step on a banner of Banco de Venezuela after bringing down the banner during riots in Caracas. At least 41 people have been killed in Venezuela since unrest started in early February. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

The violent protests that have rocked Venezuela since the start of the year have now lost their initial intensity but Nicolás Maduro still has (...)

Venezuelan opposition representatives by Gran Polo Patriotico speak during a demonstration against the Venezuelan government to reject violence of recent days in the country and to ask the parliamentary immunity for opposition leader Maria Corina Machado. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrezz/EPA

Venezuela’s jailed protest leader urged supporters today to keep demonstrating peacefully against President Nicolas Maduro despite violence tha(...)

Venezuela’s president-elect Nicolas Maduro holds up a photograph of Jose Luis Ponce, a supporter killed on Monday's post-election street violence. Photograph: Marcelo Garcia/Reuters

With Venezuela’s opposition still refusing to recognise the results of Sunday’s presidential election,(...)

Supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles face off against riot police as they demonstrated for a recount of the votes in Sunday's election, in Caracas, yesterday. Photograph: Christian Veron/Reuters

Venezuelan president-elect Nicolas Maduro claimed today that opposition leaders who have called for protests following Sunday's presidential el(...)

El Cid lives
  • World
  • April 16, 2013, 06:18

The late president Hugo Chávez is being compared in Venezuela these days to El Cid. As legend had it, the corpse of the dead Castilian leader, (...)

Supporters of president-elect Nicolas Maduro celebrate in Caracas late last night.  Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

The White House said today that auditing Venezuela's close election that was narrowly won by Nicholas Maduro, the late socialist leader Hugo Ch(...)

Venezuelans pose with their ink-stained fingers after voting for the successor of late president Hugo Chavez, in Caracas . Photograph: Tomas Bravo/Reuters.

Venezuelans lined up today to vote whether to honour Hugo Chavez's dying wish for a long-time loyalist to continue his hardline socialism or ha(...)

Venezuela's acting president Nicolás Maduro greets supporters as he arrives at Bolivar Avenue for his closing campaign rally in Caracas. Photograph: Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo

No electorate in living memory can have been presented with such a tidal wave of promises, cajolings, appeals to sentiment, patriotism, family (...)