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Leopoldo López speaks outside the Spanish embassy in Caracas,  May 2nd. Photograph:  Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty

Spain has said it will not hand over a leading Venezuelan opposition politician who escaped house arrest to help launch an abortive uprising, then sou(...)

 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 (...)

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(...)

 Juan Guaidó, president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, holds a copy of the Venezuelan constitution during a rally against  President Nicolás Maduro’s government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez, in Caracas this week.  Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

At the start of this year, few people in Venezuela – let alone outside it – knew much about Juan Guaidó. Now the 35-year-old has been formally recogni(...)

Venezuela’s Juan Guaido, speaks to the crowd during a mass opposition rally against leader Nicolas Maduro. Photograph:  Federico PARRA/AFP

Until very recently, Juan Guaidó, the 35-year-old leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled national assembly, was an unknown figure on the internat(...)

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro stands next to the newly-elected mayor of Libertador district,  Erika Farias (centre) and the president of Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly, Delcy Rodriguez (left), in Caracas on Sunday. Photograph: Miraflores Palace  via Reuters

President Nicolás Maduro has set his sights on Venezuela’s 2018 presidential election after the ruling Socialist Party as predicted dominated mayoral (...)

Government supporters participate in a rally in favour of president Nicolás Maduro’s National Constituent Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Nathalie Sayago/EPA

South American trade bloc Mercosur is set to suspend Venezuela on Saturday over its violation of democracy after president Nicolás Maduro ignored its (...)

Venezuelan opposition leader  Henrique Capriles: It was not clear why the government took action against him. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Venezuelan opposition leader and two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said on Friday he has been banned from holding political office for(...)

Demonstrators clash with security forces during an opposition rally in Caracas, Venezuela, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Venezuelan security forces quelled rowdy protesters with tear gas, water cannons and pepper spray in Caracas on Tuesday after blocking an opposition r(...)

 Venezuelan opposition activists scuffle with national guardsmen during a protest in front of the supreme court in Caracas on Friday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela’s powerful attorney general has rebuked the judiciary’s takeover of congress, breaking ranks with President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist gover(...)

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