Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro flashes the victory sign after being sworn-in for his second mandate in Caracas on January 10th Photograph:  Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro started a second term on Thursday, defying critics in the US and Latin America who called him an illegitimate usur(...)

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(...)

While the south of Gran Canaria may be more popular with tourists, Las Palmas has a lot to offer. Photograph: Getty Images

We’re sitting atop a hill outside Las Coloradas, a little village on Gran Canaria’s most north-easterly point, with a birds-eye view of the sunset spi(...)

The Galápagos Islands is one of the most renowned wildlife-watching destinations in the world. Photograph: Getty

Playing an underwater game of Simon Says with a sea lion is one of those improbable encounters you come to expect when you visit the Galápagos. She ap(...)

Demonstrators clash with riot police during the so-called “mother of all marches” against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Wednesday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Venezuelan security forces fired tear gas as demonstrators staged what they billed as the “mother of all marches” against President Nicolas Maduro on (...)

Socialist Party leader Jorge Rodríguez (in red shirt) tries to dissuade supporters of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro from entering the national assembly on Sunday. Photograph: Cristian Hernández/EPA

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled national assembly has called for a popular rebellion against the Chavista government of president Nicolás Maduro, ri(...)