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In the end 33 mutineers were caught, and 24 of them were hanged

Late in the evening of September 21st, 1797, as the frigate HMS Hermione was patrolling the waters of the Caribbean, her crew rose up in bloody mutiny(...)

A security officer in Caracas speaks to people detained while he explains the importance of abiding by quarantine measures. Photograph: Adriana Loureiro Fernandez/The New York Times

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela has tackled coronavirus much as he has any internal threat to his rule: by deploying his repressive security app(...)

A visitor at the German Historical Museum  stands in front of a painting by  Anton von Werner. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images

More than 20.98 million people have now been reported to have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally, and at least 759,053 have died from the(...)

A petrol station in Caracas with a sign reading “No gasoline. Only store” on May 14th. Photograph:  Federico Parra/AFP via Getty Images

The first of five ships laden with Iranian petrol crossed in to Venezuelan waters on Sunday in defiance of US sanctions, after Tehran and Caracas warn(...)

Nicolas Maduro at the presidential palace in Caracas. The failed raid has proved a propaganda boon for Mr Maduro. Photograph:  Marcelo Garcia/AFP via Getty Images

Nicolás Maduro’s security forces have continued their roundup of alleged participants in last week’s botched attempt to capture him, with the arrest o(...)

Supporters of far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro taking part in a protest  in Brasilia on May 3rd. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

For thousands of Venezuelans who sought refuge in the northern Brazilian city of Boa Vista, life was already tough. Fleeing economic collapse at home,(...)

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro holds a copy of a document he says is evidence of     opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s involvement in a plot to oust him, at a press conference in Caracas on  Wednesday. Photograph: Miraflores Palace presidential press office via AP

Their leader was a gung-ho US special forces veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their training camps were on a windswept peninsula in norther(...)

 Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro showing the passports of the two Americans detained in Venezuela during a press conference  in Caracas, Venezuela on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA/Miraflores

A former US soldier captured in Venezuela said on Wednesday that he had been contracted by a Florida security firm to seize control of Caracas’ airpor(...)

Nuns wearing protective masks  on a street in  Caracas on Wednesday. Photograph: Manaure Quintero/Reuters

When the new coronavirus reached South America no government in the region moved more swiftly or aggressively against the threat it posed than the cha(...)

 Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó arrives at Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetia, Venezuela on Tuesday. Photograph:  Yuri Cortez/AFP via Getty Images

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó returned home on Tuesday after a three-week whirlwind tour that spanned the World Economic Forum in Davos and(...)

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