Juan Guaido: ‘No one wants to live like this, whatever their politics: people going five or six months without running water in their houses; without medicines; without enough money to buy food.’ Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty

If Juan Guaidó is worried about a Venezuelan government crackdown, state-sponsored thuggery or even jail and exile as suffered by many of his peers, t(...)

 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 (...)

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(...)

Ciudadanos party leader Albert Rivera (centre) walks next to Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, upon his arrival at Simon Bolivar airport in Caracas, Venezuela, on Monday. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters

A visit by a Spanish politician to opposition leaders in Venezuela has drawn a hostile response from the Andean nation’s government, as well as highl(...)

Opposition supporters celebrate in Caracas, Venezuela, early on Monday. Venezuela’s opposition won control of the National Assembly by a landslide on Sunday, delivering a major setback to the ruling party and altering the balance of power after 17 years of socialist rule. Photograph: AP

Venezuela’s opposition trounced the ruling Socialists on Sunday to win the legislature for the first time in 16 years and gain a long-sought platform(...)

A supporter of Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro holds a poster with a picture of the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez  during the last campaign rally with pro-government candidates for Sunday’s upcoming parliamentary elections, in Caracas on Thursday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

With the political sands shifting in South America, the Bolivarian revolution of the late Hugo Chávez faces a major dilemma heading into crucial mid-t(...)

A man wrapped in the Venezuelan flag stands close to a fire at a barricade during a protest against Venezuelan government in Altamira, Caracas. Photograph:  Miguel Gutierrez/EPA.

Venezuela’s president has threatened to kick US TV station CNN out of the contry over its coverage of ongoing protests in the South American co(...)