Venezuela

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Juan Guaido: ‘No one wants to live like this, whatever their politics: people going five or six months without running water in their houses; without medicines; without enough money to buy food.’ Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty

If Juan Guaidó is worried about a Venezuelan government crackdown, state-sponsored thuggery or even jail and exile as suffered by many of his peers, t(...)

Speaking in Dublin on Saturday Sinn Féin president Mary Lou  McDonald said many people would not endorse the leadership of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on the basis of poverty that they may be suffering. File photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has defended two senior party members attending the inauguration earlier this week of Venezuelan president Nicolas (...)

Nicolas Maduro poses after being sworn-in for the second term as Venezuela’s president  in Caracas on Wednesday.  Sinn Féin has defended its attendance at the event. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/EPA.

Sinn Féin has defended a decision to send two senior party members to the inauguration of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. The party has been cr(...)

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(...)

Colombian president Ivan Duque and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Cartagena on Wednesday. Photograph:  Nicolas Galeano/handout/EPA

The United States is deeply concerned about an increase in coca cultivation in Colombia, secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, but will wo(...)

Luis Rivas in his rented apartment in the Coombe, where the electricity and water have been turned off. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Property receivers Deloitte said it will do “all [it] can” to find accommodation for its tenants who have had no electricity or running water since th(...)

Glencore narrowed the 2018 operating earnings forecast range for its trading division, and pointed to weakness in its alumina and cobalt businesses. Photograph: Reuters

Glencore has appointed Peter Freyberg to the newly created role of head of industrial mining, the global trader and miner said on Monday, while its he(...)

Migrant businesswomen: Lidiane Martins, The Alternut Food Co; Ana Tereza Rodrigues, ‘So You Cake Toppers’; Mariana Cruz, Mariana’s Cakes; Sancha Moran, Sancha’s Parties; Gabriela Szeplaki and Ling Lee, The Alternut Food Co. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Ana Tereza Rodrigues came to Ireland in 2008 to learn English. She worked as a childminder until a friend encouraged her to turn her love of art and c(...)

  Eimar O’Duffy: wrote a string of books and plays that had many admirers in their time, and may now be making a comeback

In April 1915, this newspaper made brief mention of a double bill to be presented the following week in the Irish Theatre, on Dublin’s Hardwicke Stree(...)

Cuba’s  Miguel Diaz-Canel shakes hands with Russian president Vladimir Putin  in the Kremlin during his state visit. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov

Russia has rolled out the welcome mat for the visiting Cuban leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel, promising to bolster political and economic ties even as its t(...)

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