Locals collect water from an underground water main pipeline in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Venezuela’s president Nicólas Maduro seems to be channelling the spirit of Casablanca’s Capt Renault in his response to the blackout that struck his c(...)

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(...)

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 (...)