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Opposition demonstrators appeal to security forces in Urena, Venezuela. Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters

At least two people were killed and trucks loaded with foreign aid were set ablaze after Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro deployed troops and armor(...)

Brazilian soldiers unload humanitarian aid for Venezuela from a Brazilian Air Force plane shortly after landing at Ala 7 air base in Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty

The political showdown convulsing Venezuela escalated into deadly violence at the border with Brazil on Friday, as security forces fired on a group of(...)

A tanker truck blocks the Tienditas bridge in Urena, Venezuela, on the border with Colombia, on February 20th, 2019. Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP

The crisis in Venezuela heads towards its latest D-Day on Saturday with the South American country now providing the stage for the latest round in one(...)

Trucks loaded with humanitarian aid for Venezuela arrive at the Tienditas Bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Tachira, Venezuela. Photograph:  Luis Robayo/AFP

The United States has ramped up the pressure on Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro by saying it is establishing an air bridge to fly in humanitarian(...)

Staff unload relief goods from the second of three  cargo planes of the US Air Force lands as they celebrate the landing of the second one at the Camilo Daza airport in Cucuta on Saturday. Photograph: Schneyder Mendoza/EPA

A US military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed on Saturday in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, where food an(...)

A Venezuelan woman prays on a soccer field on the outskirts of Cúcuta, on the Colombian side of the Venezuelan border. Photograph: Edgard Garrido

Once you pass the army base in Agua Blanca on the highway north out of Cúcuta the roadside stalls quickly appear. Consisting of stacks of jerry cans (...)

Venezuelan migrants wait for food outside La Divina Pastora shelter in Villa del Rosario, Colombia, at the border with Venezuela, on February 13th, 2019. Photograph:  Luis Robayo

When Maria Duran had her first child in Venezuela in 2013 she encountered no problems. But by the time she gave birth to her second, 18 months ago, “e(...)

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(...)

Venezuelans wait for a free lunch at a migrant shelter on the outskirts of Cúcuta, on the Colombian-Venezuelan border. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

Pope Francis has reportedly rejected a request from Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro to mediate in the stand-off with his political opponents, say(...)

Venezuelan migrants climb on a truck on the road from Cúcuta to Pamplona in  Colombia as humanitarian aid is blocked from entering the country. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP

In dismissing the need for the international aid operation being organised by his political opponents, President Nicolás Maduro defiantly said Venezue(...)

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