Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido during a plenary session of the National Assembly at the San Antonio municipal theatre in San Antonio de Los Altos, south of Caracas. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty

A bungled armed raid last week targeting Venezuela leader Nicolas Maduro appears to have backfired badly, seriously undermining the political legitima(...)

Nicolas Maduro at the presidential palace in Caracas. The failed raid has proved a propaganda boon for Mr Maduro. Photograph:  Marcelo Garcia/AFP via Getty Images

Nicolás Maduro’s security forces have continued their roundup of alleged participants in last week’s botched attempt to capture him, with the arrest o(...)

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro holds a copy of a document he says is evidence of     opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s involvement in a plot to oust him, at a press conference in Caracas on  Wednesday. Photograph: Miraflores Palace presidential press office via AP

Their leader was a gung-ho US special forces veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their training camps were on a windswept peninsula in norther(...)