Luisa Ortega

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Anti-government activists build a barricade in Venezuela’s third city, Valencia. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan security forces have systematically wielded excessive force to suppress protests, killing dozens, and have arbitrarily detained 5,000 peopl(...)

Owens-Illinois revealed to its shareholders last week  it had sold the award for $155 million to “an Ireland-domiciled investment fund”. Photograph: Brendan Fitzsimons

US glass bottle making giant Owens-Illinois, which was awarded $455 million (€386 million) two years ago by an arbitration body after two of its bottl(...)

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor: Luisa Ortega in front of the public prosecutor’s office in Caracas. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Political turmoil gripping Venezuela deepened on Saturday as attorney general Luisa Ortega, previously a loyalist but now a fierce critic of President(...)

Caracas “siege”: National Guard soldiers outside the office of Attorney General Luisa Ortega on Saturday. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty

Security forces have surrounded Venezuela’s attorney general’s office before a session of the new constitutional assembly that is expected to debate r(...)

Venezuelan security forces break up opposition protests heading to the supreme court. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Amid increasing signs of chaos in Venezuela, South American governments have offered their help in finding “an exit from the grave political, social a(...)

Opposition members of parliament Luis Stefanelli and Leonardo Regnault after a group burst into Venezuela’s National Assembly in Caracas. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

A mob stormed Venezuela’s opposition-dominated National Assembly on Wednesday with the apparent acquiescence of government troops and carried out a st(...)

A security officer of the supreme court shows an image of a type of grenade that President Nicolas Maduro’s government say rogue policemen used to attack the court and interior ministry. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters

Venezuela is reversing the usual order. History there is playing out first as farce, then as tragedy.  The barely credible latest from the crisi(...)

Police detain protesters during a rally against Venezuela’s president Nicolas Máduro’s government in Caracas on Thursday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

It was an outlandish attack on Venezuela’s centres of power: A police helicopter swooped down from a clear sky while someone inside dropped grenades o(...)

A police helicopter flies over Venezuela’s Supreme Court building in Caracas on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

Venezuelan authorities were searching on Wednesday for a policemen who attacked key installations by helicopter, but critics of President Nicolás Mad(...)

It seems that Venezuela’s supreme court has had a welcome rush of second thoughts. “What we meant to say ....”, the court seemed to pronounce on Satur(...)

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