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People cross from Cucuta in Colombia back to San Antonio del Tachira in Venezuela after buying goods to resell, through an improvised bridge on  an illegal trail on the border between the two countries.  Photograph: Juan Pablo Bayona/AFP/Getty Images

Among the various diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, there is one very notable absence – that of an autonomous regional effort to (...)

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who many nations have recognised as the country’s rightful interim ruler, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph:  Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said on Thursday that intelligence agents had detained his chief of staff following a pre-dawn raid, signalli(...)

US president Donald Trump meets Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Photograph: Reuters/ Kevin Lamarque

US president Donald Trump declined to rule out military intervention in Venezuela as he met his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, in the Whi(...)

Opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaidó said the opposition-controlled national assembly would organise freedom committees in every street to mobilise supporters to descend on the Miraflores palace in Caracas. Photograph: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty

Launching a nationwide tour as part of a “new phase” of what he terms Operation Freedom, Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó called on Saturday (...)

John Quindos, who lost his wife, his daughter and her three children in the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft crash. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/New York Times

John Quindos wailed and hyperventilated so violently that officials rushed him to a first-aid station. Then, as the magnitude sunk in, he lost his voi(...)

Smurfit Kappa will fund the Colombian deal from existing cash resources. Photograph: Bloomberg

Cardboard box-making group Smurfit Kappa has launched a €90 million offer to buy the 30.1 per cent stake it doesn’t already own in its Colombian opera(...)

Locals collect water from an underground water main pipeline in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Venezuela’s president Nicólas Maduro seems to be channelling the spirit of Casablanca’s Capt Renault in his response to the blackout that struck his c(...)

The entrance of the embassy of the United States in Caracas as the US will withdraw its remaining diplomatic staff from the embassy. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP

Venezuela ordered American diplomats to leave the country within 72 hours on Tuesday after President Nicolás Maduro accused US counterpart Donald Trum(...)

A woman collects water from a sewage canal at the river Guaire in Caracas. Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

Much of Venezuela, including parts of the capital Caracas, remained without power on Monday for a fifth day, crimping vital oil exports and leaving pe(...)

People gather at the park during a blackout in Caracas, Venezuela on Thursday.  Photograph: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Venezuela shut schools and suspended the work day as its worst blackout in decades paralysed most of the country for a second day on Friday, while Chi(...)

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