Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó block a back entrance of  Venezuela embassy in Washington. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty

It is more than two weeks since Matthew Burwick Orta began sitting on the steps of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington. The 51-year-old former photog(...)

Juan Guaidó, president of Venezuela’s national assembly, holds a copy of the Venezuelan constitution during a rally against  president Nicolás Maduro’s government  in Caracas on Wednesday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia/Reuters

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself the interim leader of the country on Wednesday with the backing of the United States, as ant(...)

A street vendor holds a stack of bolivar notes  in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has ordered a re-denomination of the ailing bolivar on Thursday, by knocking three zeroes off the currency amid h(...)