Hugo Chavez

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Venezuela’s president  Nicolás Maduro: told state television the assembly marks “a new era of combat”. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters

Police and protesters clashed in Venezuela on Sunday as voting took place for a controversial new constitutional assembly which critics fear will form(...)

A demonstrator looks on while clashing with riot security forces during a rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Venezuelan protesters blocked streets on Saturday in a last-ditch effort to derail the election of a legislative super-body that opponents of Presiden(...)

A demonstrator sits in front of a line of Bolivarian National Guard officers in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Nathalie Sayago/EPA

Five people were reported dead in protests in Venezuela to mark a general strike called by the opposition to protest government plans to rewrite the S(...)

Venezuelans cast ballots in an unofficial referendum organised by the opposition to president Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

Energised by a massive vote against president Nicolas Maduro in an unofficial plebiscite, Venezuela’s opposition was considering on Monday how to esca(...)

Venezuelan security forces break up opposition protests heading to the supreme court. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Amid increasing signs of chaos in Venezuela, South American governments have offered their help in finding “an exit from the grave political, social a(...)

Police detain protesters during a rally against Venezuela’s president Nicolas Máduro’s government in Caracas on Thursday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

It was an outlandish attack on Venezuela’s centres of power: A police helicopter swooped down from a clear sky while someone inside dropped grenades o(...)

The election of Donald Trump was on the back of populist anger

Why has the appeal of populist ideas grown in western countries? Is this a temporary phenomenon? In the wake of Brexit and the election of Donald Trum(...)

A police helicopter flies over Venezuela’s Supreme Court building in Caracas on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

Venezuelan authorities were searching on Wednesday for a policemen who attacked key installations by helicopter, but critics of President Nicolás Mad(...)

Venezuelan violinist Wuilly Arteaga (centre) performs next to other young musicians during an anti-government protest in Caracas on  June 4th. Photograph:  Marco Bello/Reuters

Armando Cañizales left his viola at home that day. Eighteen and talented, he was a success story of Venezuela’s state-run music programme for the poo(...)

 Venezuelan opposition activists   protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas: Using branches, rocks and rubbish, demonstrators blocked the main thoroughfare in the capital. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro staged sit-ins and roadblocks across Venezuela on Monday to press for elections, sparking new unrest and a death(...)

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