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FARC rebels rest on a window of a local store at a small village in the mountains of Colombia. File Photograph: Federico Rios Escobar/The New York Times

A top commander belonging to a group of former Colombian rebels who rearmed following a 2016 peace deal was killed in an ambush in Venezuela, Colombia(...)

 Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (centre). Photograph:  EPA/Miraflores press office

The International Criminal Court is to investigate Venezuela’s socialist government for alleged crimes against humanity over accusations of torture, r(...)

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó shows a poster depicting Venezuelan president Nicólas Maduro’s alleged links with criminals during a press conference in Caracas on May 12th. Photograph: Getty Images

After years of stalemate, Venezuela’s government and opposition appear to be inching towards a compromise that could help unlock the country’s often b(...)

 Remains of a woman who died from complications related to Covid-19 are placed by cemetery workers  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo

The global death toll from coronavirus topped three million on Saturday, amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening (...)

It was bad enough for Andy that he had been dropped from the school football team, but that he’d been replaced in the side by, of all things . . . a g(...)

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó in Caracas on February 2nd. Two years ago, Guaidó was a national hero who seemingly posed a serious threat to the deeply unpopular president, Nicolás Maduro.  Photograph: Adriana Loureiro Fernandez/The New York Times

From an unremarkable apartment in a quiet residential area of Venezuela’s capital, a slender young man in a tie wages an increasingly lonely battle ag(...)

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(...)

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