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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(...)

Íñigo Errejón, former deputy leader of Podemos, and Podemos leader  Pablo Iglesias in October 2016. File photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

In a recently released video, members of Podemos in different parts of Spain speak into a camera to proclaim the party’s presence across the country. (...)

A Venezuelan woman prays on a soccer field on the outskirts of Cúcuta, on the Colombian side of the Venezuelan border. Photograph: Edgard Garrido

Once you pass the army base in Agua Blanca on the highway north out of Cúcuta the roadside stalls quickly appear. Consisting of stacks of jerry cans (...)

Venezuelan migrants wait for food outside La Divina Pastora shelter in Villa del Rosario, Colombia, at the border with Venezuela, on February 13th, 2019. Photograph:  Luis Robayo

When Maria Duran had her first child in Venezuela in 2013 she encountered no problems. But by the time she gave birth to her second, 18 months ago, “e(...)

Venezuelan migrants climb on a truck on the road from Cúcuta to Pamplona in  Colombia as humanitarian aid is blocked from entering the country. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP

In dismissing the need for the international aid operation being organised by his political opponents, President Nicolás Maduro defiantly said Venezue(...)

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