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A Catholic priest prays over the grave of Óscar Pérez, in El Hatillo, Venezuela, on Sunday. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times)

The end had come for Óscar Pérez. Blood streamed down the rebel’s face. His men were fighting behind cabinets and ovens as the Venezuelan government c(...)

Former Venezuelan police officer Óscar Pérez participating in an anti-government protest in Caracas in July, when he rose to national fame. Photograph: Inaki Zugasti/AFP/Getty Images

In a fatal shootout on Monday that transfixed Venezuela, security forces surrounded the Caracas hideout of a rebel band led by a rogue helicopter pilo(...)

Children view the body of their 17-month old cousin, Kenyerber Aquino Merchán, who died of heart failure caused by severe malnutrition, in San Casimiro, Venezuela. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

Kenyerber Aquino Merchán was 17 months old when he starved to death. His father left before dawn to bring him home from the hospital morgue. He carrie(...)

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro stands next to the newly-elected mayor of Libertador district,  Erika Farias (centre) and the president of Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly, Delcy Rodriguez (left), in Caracas on Sunday. Photograph: Miraflores Palace  via Reuters

President Nicolás Maduro has set his sights on Venezuela’s 2018 presidential election after the ruling Socialist Party as predicted dominated mayoral (...)

Antonio Chinea from Venezuela: He has found Dublin very different from the city he left nearly 10 years ago. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Antonio Chinea first moved to Russia he was only supposed to stay in the country for a year. The 17-year-old exchange student had spent 10 months(...)

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(...)

Frascati Shopping Centre: Hoarding seems to suggest Aldi and a couple of dozen extra stores and eateries will attract a whole new demographic.

A lot of shiny happy people have appeared on the hoarding around the Frascati shopping centre in Blackrock, which is doubling in size and getting a ne(...)

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(...)

 Opponents say the recent referendum has effectively given Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro dictatorial powers. Photograph: Miraflores Press/EPA/

Members of the Venezuelan community in Ireland have criticised Irish supporters of the country’s president Nicolás Maduro. A protest will be staged (...)

An anti-government activist protests against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

The constitutional stand-off in Venezuela has intensified. The country is now home to two rival legislatures vying with each other for power from the (...)

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