Venezuelan opposition leader and self -declared acting president Juan Guaidó: has vowed to bring in humanitarian aid despite President Nicolas Maduro. Photograph: Federico Parra

The Venezuelan opposition envoy to Washington urged the international community to help allow aid into the crisis-stricken country on Thursday, as Cu(...)

Supporters of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro  in Caracas on Thursday. Photograph: Jhonn Zerpa/EPA/Miraflores Press Office handout

Mass street protests designed to drive Nicolás Maduro out of office and into exile will sweep cities across Venezuela again on Saturday as Hugo Chávez(...)

A pedestrian walks next to a PDVSA fuelstation in Caracas, Venezuela on Monday. Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters

The United States dramatically increased pressure on the regime of Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro on Monday, announcing sanctions on the state-owned oil c(...)

Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro (right) pictured with then fordeign minister Rafael Ramirez in 2014. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Venezuela has ordered the removal of Rafael Ramirez, once a powerful oil minister and head of state oil company PDVSA, from his post as representativ(...)

The building of state-run PDVSA in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/File/EPA

Russia has come to the aid of Venezuela with a deal to restructure $3.15 billion (€2.7 billion) of sovereign debt, allowing Caracas to meet obligation(...)

Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro said last week he expected to travel to Russia. Photograph: Miraflores Palace  via Reuters

As the US gradually tightens financial restrictions on Venezuela’s increasingly authoritarian government, Russia is eyeing an opportunity to extend it(...)

A worker changes the word “million” to “billion”, indicating the new jackpot amount for the multi-state Powerball lottery jackpot, now the largest in world history, in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 11th January 2016.  John Amis/EPA

Americans rushed on Monday to buy tickets for a record $1.4 billion (€1.28 billion) Powerball jackpot, suspending disbelief despite miniscule odds th(...)