Venezuela

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Photograph: Leonardo Parra

A Venezuelan tennis coach based in Dublin is believed to have broken the Guinness world record for 48 hours of continuous coaching. Leonardo Parra, w(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and former British prime minister David Cameron looking at a Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 at the British Museum, London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/PA

The demise of the Volkswagen Beetle reminds me of something I heard a while back from a man who had grown up in a Midlands dealership for that and oth(...)

Increasing variation in temperature; intense, erratic rainfall and changing seasons are all affecting the availability and quality of food. Photograph: iStock

World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fuelled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardising a g(...)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela and one of its allies accused the United States on Saturday of plotting against its president, Nicolas Maduro, who has presided over a near (...)

Peter Casey (60) on the set of ‘Dragons’ Den’, RTÉ

According to the latest opinion poll and the received political wisdom, Michael D Higgins is as good as a certainty to be re-elected as president. T(...)

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega (right) and vice-president Rosario Murillo: deny government responsibility for the turmoil. Photograph: Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters

The Nicaraguan authorities and paramilitary groups working with them have killed, tortured, raped and forcibly disappeared anti-government protesters,(...)

It was reported last week that the Caracas government seized Smurfit Kappa Carton de Venezuela (SKCV) amid complaints about prices that the company was charging for its products in an alleged abuse of its dominant market position – at a time when the country is grappling with hyperinflation.

Smurfit Kappa said on Wednesday it is “fully committed” to protecting its interests in Venezuela if the government there extends the 90-day period und(...)

Luis Magallanes with pianist and humanitarian Gabriella Montero.

In early May, Luis Magallanes went to a local market in Barcelona to buy supplies. He had only been in the city for a couple of days and he was still (...)

 Ecuador has opened a ‘humanitarian corridor’ to allow masses of migrants escaping Venezuela’s free-falling economy to stream towards the Peruvian border. Photograph: AFP

The exodus of migrants from Venezuela is building toward a “crisis moment” comparable to events involving refugees in the Mediterranean, the United Na(...)

People shop at a mini market in downtown Caracas, Venezuela. The country is battling hyperinflation.

Smurfit Kappa has secured the backing of number of Venezuelan unions as authorities in the South American country tightened the screws on the cardboar(...)

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