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 Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, (C) with defence minister Vladimir Padrino (left) and members of the military  in Caracas, on Thursday. Photograph: Miraflores press office handout/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela’s leadership made a show of unity with top military chiefs on Thursday and a court issued an arrest warrant for an opposition figure as the (...)

Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó in Caracas on Wednesday. Photograph: Miguel Gutiérrez

Thousands of marchers protested in Venezuela on Wednesday to try to force socialist president Nicolás Maduro from power as tension grew between Russi(...)

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó (L) and  Leopoldo Lopez, greet supporters after being joined by members of the Bolivarian National Guard to oust Maduro, in Caracas,  April 30th. Photograph:  Cristian Hernandez /AFP/Getty

While the situation in Venezuela remains confused, events on Tuesday demonstrate once again that the likeliest resolution to the country’s seemingly e(...)

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó shakes hands with a military member near the Generalisimo Francisco de Miranda Airbase La Carlota, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

  Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has taken to the streets to issue a bold call for a nationwide uprising to oust Nicolás Maduro, count(...)

A man reading a newspaper near the National Assembly in Caracas,  Venezuela. Photograph: Valery Sharifulin/TASS  via Getty Images

In the eyes of Venezuela’s authorities, journalist Dereck Blanco committed a serious offence last month. During a live television broadcast, he referr(...)

Patients on dialysis wait at a closed clinic during a power outage in Caracas. Photograph: by Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela’s government told workers and school children to stay home on Tuesday as the second major blackout this month left the streets of Caracas mo(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Opposition supporters unload humanitarian aid from a truck that was set on fire after clashes between opposition supporters and Venezuela’s security forces at Francisco de Paula Santander bridge on the border  between Colombia and Venezuela. Photograph: Reuters/Marco Bello

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó says he will hold talks on Monday with international allies about how to respond to the weekend’s refusal by(...)

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