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 Last January, Washington recognised Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state. Photograph: EPA/Miguel Gutierrez

Armed civilians attacked a convoy of vehicles carrying Venezuelan opposition politicians to congress on Wednesday, backing recent efforts under Presid(...)

People cross from San Antonio del Tachira in Venezuela to Cucuta in Colombia through ‘trochas’ – illegal trails – near the Simon Bolivar international bridge, on November 20th 2019. Photograph: Schneyder Mendoza/AFP via Getty

Emma Perez is banging on the heavy metal door of the soup kitchen hoping to get her family something to eat. She arrived in Colombia the previous nigh(...)

Juan Guaidó, leader of the Venezuela’s opposition, leads legislators through a National Guard blockade and into the National Assembly in Caracas on Tuesday. Photograph: Adriana Loureiro Fernández/New York Times

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and allied legislators pushed past armed troops and forced open the doors of congress on Tuesday to hold a s(...)

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó is helped to climb a railing in an attempt to reach the National Assembly building in Caracas, on January 5th. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP via Getty

The chavista regime in Venezuela has been sharply criticised by its South American neighbours and the European Union for orchestrating the ousting of (...)

Hundreds of thousands of protesters  took to the streets of  Santiago, capital of Chile, this year, many fighting running battles with police. Photograph: Claudio Reyes/AFP via Getty Images

If one date defines the year in Latin America it is October 18th, when Chile erupted in rage. It was the day when a week of protests against a rise in(...)

 Ariana Loyo came to Ireland from Venezuela in 2013. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ariana Loyo was 11 years old when her family moved to the Venezuelan slum of La Vega in Caracas. Having spent the first decade of her life in her fath(...)

US president Donald Trump with American forces  at Bagram Air Field in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thanksgiving Day. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

No matter how bad your Thanksgiving is, mine will be worse, and I’ll tell you why. My sister thinks Jim Jordan is hot. Well, she didn’t say “hot” exac(...)

A medical worker of Myanmar public health department inoculates a girl for measles and rubella during a nationwide vaccination campaign. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

There has been a rapid increase in the global measles outbreak, with reported cases jumping 300 per cent in the first three months of 2019 compared wi(...)

Carlos Alexander Montilla from Venezuela. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Before he left Venezuela for the first time, Carlos Alexander Montilla worked as a trader on the stock exchange in Caracas. Each day, he would sit in (...)

Supporters of Bolivia’s opposition presidential candidate Carlos Mesa shout slogans against supporters of president and candidate Evo Morales. Photograph: Aizar Raldes/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in Bolivia after the counting of votes in Sunday’s presidential election descended into controversy with the r(...)

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