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It was with a mixture of trepidation and excitement that I made my return journey to Venezuela, my fourth time in six years to visit this country unde(...)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro reacts after explosives detonated in drones above  an event in Caracas on Saturday. Venezuelan government TV/via Reuters

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has escaped a reported assassination attempt involving drones carrying explosives while he was giving a speech on (...)

Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba’s president, greets people outside of the National Pantheon in Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday. Photograph: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

Cuba’s president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, flew into in Caracas on Wednesday for his first foreign visit as head of state, a show of solidarity for Venezuel(...)

Venezuelan president: Nicolás Maduro holds his country’s political constitution after his re-election was announced in Caracas. Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty

Venezuela faces increasing international isolation after Nicolás Maduro was re-elected president on Sunday, in a ballot that was denounced as illegiti(...)

Relatives of inmates held at the General Command of the Carabobo Police react as they wait outside the prison, where a fire occurred in the cells area in Valencia. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Some 68 people people have died after fire swept through the cell area inside a police station in Venezuela. The blaze is said to have followed a dis(...)

Friends of Jesús Contreras placed a radio at his grave, playing salsa and reggaeton music. Photographs: Meridith Kohut for The New York Times

His family thought he just had a bad cold, nothing serious. But Victor Martínez kept getting worse. By mid-January, he lay in a hospital ward, wasti(...)

Venezuelans line up in Cúcuta, Colombia, to collect a meal given by a non-profit agency.  Photograph: Juan Arredondo/The New York Times

For the past three weeks, Wilya Hernández, her husband and their daughter (2) have been sleeping on the rubbish-strewn streets of Cúcuta, a sprawling (...)

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(...)

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