Venezuela’s opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó addresses an Independence Day rally in Caracas on Friday. Photograph:  Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet presented a damning report on atrocities carried out by the Venezuelan government, as thousands marched throug(...)

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(...)

A restaurant in Caracas displays a price in bolívars and sovereign bolívars. The IMF predicted inflation in Venezuela would reach a million per cent by the end of the year. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Smurfit Kappa has defended itself after the Venezuelan government took temporary control of the Irish cardboard boxmaker’s subsidiary in the South Ame(...)

 Donald Trump ordered his first travel ban just a week after taking office in January 2017, prompting widespread chaos and protests at airports and in cities across the US. File photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

President Donald Trump hailed a decision by the US supreme court on Tuesday to uphold his controversial travel ban, claiming a “vindication” of his im(...)

Venezuelans line up to cross into Colombia at the border in Paraguachon, Colombia, on February 16th. Photograph: Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters

On a rainy Wednesday before Easter, hundreds of Venezuelan migrants shuffled into the brick-walled courtyard of the Divine Providence Shelter in the C(...)

Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was murdered in October last year. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

The day after a car bomb claimed the life of Maltese investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia, in October last year, one of the 47 libel suits ag(...)

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(...)

Friends of Jesús Contreras placed a radio at his grave, playing salsa and reggaeton music. Photographs: Meridith Kohut for The New York Times

His family thought he just had a bad cold, nothing serious. But Victor Martínez kept getting worse. By mid-January, he lay in a hospital ward, wasti(...)

A Catholic priest prays over the grave of Óscar Pérez, in El Hatillo, Venezuela, on Sunday. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times)

The end had come for Óscar Pérez. Blood streamed down the rebel’s face. His men were fighting behind cabinets and ovens as the Venezuelan government c(...)

 Opponents say the recent referendum has effectively given Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro dictatorial powers. Photograph: Miraflores Press/EPA/

Members of the Venezuelan community in Ireland have criticised Irish supporters of the country’s president Nicolás Maduro. A protest will be staged (...)

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