Opposition supporters hold candles as they take part in a rally against Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas. Photograph: Reuters/Christian Veron

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro cautioned opposition leaders to keep their expectations modest on Thursday night as he hosted them for medi(...)

The government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (above) asked that Vatican second-in-command Cardinal Pietro Parolin be named a “good faith witness” to a dialogue with the Venezuelan opposition agreed after two months of protests. Photograph: Reuters/Miraflores Palace

Venezuela’s government formally invited the Vatican’s second-in-command Cardinal Pietro Parolin yesterday to mediate talks with the opposition(...)

Protesters take cover from Venezuelan security forces during an anti-government demonstration. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

A National Guardsmen and a civilian were killed after a group of men on motorcycles rode into an east Caracas district to remove a street barri(...)

 Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (right), greets his counterparts from Cuba, Raul Castro (second from left), and Bolivia, Evo Morales (left), during the military parade to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, in Caracas, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Miraflores Palace

Followers of Venezuela’s late socialist leader Hugo Chávez flooded the streets yesterday for the anniversary of his death, an emotional but wel(...)

An anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister during protests against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s govenrment in Chacao, Caracas yesterday. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez

A female student and a young supermarket worker were the latest fatalities from Venezuela’s political unrest as the death toll from 10 days of (...)

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(...)

Children holding banners demanding support to Venezuela are seen during a march in the Chilean city of Santiago. Photograph: Ariel Marinkovic/EPA

A student demonstrator died of a bullet wound yesterday in the fifth fatality from Venezuela’s political unrest, as imprisoned protest leader L(...)

Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez rallies supporters before surrendering to police in Caracas, Venezuela, on Tuesday. Lopez, a former mayor of a wealthy section of Caracas, faces charges of inciting violence during protests against the 10-month-old government of Nicolas Maduro. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

Imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez urged supporters to keep fighting for the departure of Venezuela’s socialist government, even as he wa(...)

Supporters of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro shout during a rally in support of his government in Caracas today. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters
Venezuela opposition leader arrested
  • World
  • February 18, 2014, 21:03

Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Venezuela’s capital today after troops arrested opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on char(...)

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro speaks during a national broadcast at Miraflores Palace in Caracas last night. Photograph: Miraflores Palace/Handout via Reuters.

Venezuela has ordered three US officials to leave the country for allegedly conspiring against the government during meetings with students. (...)

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