Hugo Chavez

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Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro (right) pictured with then fordeign minister Rafael Ramirez in 2014. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Venezuela has ordered the removal of Rafael Ramirez, once a powerful oil minister and head of state oil company PDVSA, from his post as representativ(...)

Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro said last week he expected to travel to Russia. Photograph: Miraflores Palace  via Reuters

As the US gradually tightens financial restrictions on Venezuela’s increasingly authoritarian government, Russia is eyeing an opportunity to extend it(...)

Venezuelan anti-socialist protesters face off against a pro-Venezuelan government demonstration outside the US embassy in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Competing visions of Venezuela confronted each other outside the US embassy in Dublin on Thursday night. The Workers’ Party organised a protest outsi(...)

An anti-government activist protests against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

The constitutional stand-off in Venezuela has intensified. The country is now home to two rival legislatures vying with each other for power from the (...)

Pro-government supporters hold  an image of Venezuela’s former president Hugo Chavez during  a march in Caracas on Monday.  Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Supporters of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro marched in Caracas on Monday in favour of a newly created legislative body as hackers took down doze(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn  was a long-time admirer of Venezuela under its late socialist leader Hugo Chavez.  Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the “violence done by all sides” in the Venezuela conflict but stopped short of criticising its socialist president, Nicol(...)

Owens-Illinois revealed to its shareholders last week  it had sold the award for $155 million to “an Ireland-domiciled investment fund”. Photograph: Brendan Fitzsimons

US glass bottle making giant Owens-Illinois, which was awarded $455 million (€386 million) two years ago by an arbitration body after two of its bottl(...)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with constitutionalists in Caracas on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

President Nicolas Maduro has accused an international software firm of being part of a US campaign to stain the results of Venezuela’s vote for an all(...)

 Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez greets supporters from his home in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 8th. He was detained by security forces on Tuesday, after being previously jailed for inciting anti-government protests. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Security forces in Venezuela seized two opposition leaders in early-morning raids on Tuesday, intensifying the grave political crisis in the oil-rich (...)

Police clashed with demonstrators who blocked roads and rallied against Sunday’s ballot. Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

Venezuela is facing international pariah status after most South American governments said that Sunday’s controversial election of a new constitutiona(...)

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