Venezuelan opposition leader and self -declared acting president Juan Guaidó: has vowed to bring in humanitarian aid despite President Nicolas Maduro. Photograph: Federico Parra

The Venezuelan opposition envoy to Washington urged the international community to help allow aid into the crisis-stricken country on Thursday, as Cu(...)

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela on Saturday. Photograph: Adriana Loureiro/Reuters

European powers have further imperilled Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela by declaring support for opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim preside(...)

Riot police clash with opposition demonstrators during a protest against the government of President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Senior figures in the Venezuelan military came out in support of President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday, a day after the US said it no longer recognised(...)

Venezuela’s Juan Guaido, speaks to the crowd during a mass opposition rally against leader Nicolas Maduro. Photograph:  Federico PARRA/AFP

Until very recently, Juan Guaidó, the 35-year-old leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled national assembly, was an unknown figure on the internat(...)

Demonstrators fire a homemade mortar during a protest against the government of Nicaragua’s president Daniel Ortega in Managua on Wednesday. Photograph: Oswaldo Rivas

A thuggish response to weeks of protests has eroded carefully constructed pillars of support in the church, military and business world for Nicaraguan(...)

A masked protester walks between burning barricades in Managua, Nicaragua. Photograph: AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga

Two university student protesters have been killed in Nicaragua in clashes over a social security reform pushed by president Daniel Ortega’s governmen(...)

Supporters of Salvador Nasralla, presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship, protesting in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Wednesday. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters

A TV host who seemed poised to win Sunday’s Honduran presidential election brought thousands of protesters onto the streets on Wednesday, as his early(...)

Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa with  president-elect Lenin Moreno and his wife Rocio Gonzalez in Quito. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Socialist candidate Lenin Moreno on Monday celebrated victory in Ecuador’s presidential election, bucking a shift to the right in South America, but h(...)

Julio Borges: The president of the National Assembly has called on the army to stop the government and supreme court, which he charges have “kidnapped Venezuela’s freedom”. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Venezuela’s supreme court, which is controlled by President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government, has ruled that it is taking over the opposition-dom(...)

A shopper passes an empty fridge in a supermarket in Cumana, Venezuela. A recent survey  showed 87 per cent of Venezuelans said they did not have enough money to buy food. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/New York Times

The Organisation of American States (OAS) was locked in an emergency meeting on Thursday on how to respond to the deepening crisis in Venezuela which(...)

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