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Opposition Senator Jeanine Anez (C) greets supporters after assuming the interim Presidency of Bolivia after the resignation and exile of former president of Evo Morales, in La Paz, Bolivia. Photograph: EPA

The head of Bolivia’s senate, Jeanine Anez, took office as interim president on Tuesday as former leader Evo Morales pledged to keep up his political (...)

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace, La Casa Grande del Pueblo, in La Pazon Thursday. Photograph:  David Mercado/Reuters

Bolivian president Evo Morales rebuked a regional election observer mission on Thursday for questioning the legitimacy of what he insisted was an outr(...)

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela on Saturday. Photograph: Adriana Loureiro/Reuters

European powers have further imperilled Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela by declaring support for opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim preside(...)

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(...)

Julio Borges: The president of the National Assembly has called on the army to stop the government and supreme court, which he charges have “kidnapped Venezuela’s freedom”. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Venezuela’s supreme court, which is controlled by President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government, has ruled that it is taking over the opposition-dom(...)

A street vendor sits next to graffiti depicting Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez in Caracas. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Dialogue between the Venezuelan government and opposition could provide a platform from which they could request help from the international communit(...)

A shopper passes an empty fridge in a supermarket in Cumana, Venezuela. A recent survey  showed 87 per cent of Venezuelans said they did not have enough money to buy food. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/New York Times

The Organisation of American States (OAS) was locked in an emergency meeting on Thursday on how to respond to the deepening crisis in Venezuela which(...)

A woman kicks the shield of a National Guard soldier  during a protest demanding food, a few blocks from Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, on Thursday. Photograph: Ariana Cubillos/AP

Cuba threw its backing on Friday behind Venezuela’s embattled government in its fight against “imperialism” ahead of a regional summit that is set to (...)

 Keiko Fujimori, the frontrunner in Peru’s presidential election,  waves to supporters during her closing campaign meeting in Lima on Thursday. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

After a turbulent campaign that saw two candidates disqualified by electoral authorities and two more caught up in the Panama Papers revelations, Peru(...)