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 Last January, Washington recognised Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state. Photograph: EPA/Miguel Gutierrez

Armed civilians attacked a convoy of vehicles carrying Venezuelan opposition politicians to congress on Wednesday, backing recent efforts under Presid(...)

People cross from San Antonio del Tachira in Venezuela to Cucuta in Colombia through ‘trochas’ – illegal trails – near the Simon Bolivar international bridge, on November 20th 2019. Photograph: Schneyder Mendoza/AFP via Getty

Emma Perez is banging on the heavy metal door of the soup kitchen hoping to get her family something to eat. She arrived in Colombia the previous nigh(...)

Juan Guaidó, leader of the Venezuela’s opposition, leads legislators through a National Guard blockade and into the National Assembly in Caracas on Tuesday. Photograph: Adriana Loureiro Fernández/New York Times

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and allied legislators pushed past armed troops and forced open the doors of congress on Tuesday to hold a s(...)

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó is helped to climb a railing in an attempt to reach the National Assembly building in Caracas, on January 5th. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP via Getty

The chavista regime in Venezuela has been sharply criticised by its South American neighbours and the European Union for orchestrating the ousting of (...)

Hundreds of thousands of protesters  took to the streets of  Santiago, capital of Chile, this year, many fighting running battles with police. Photograph: Claudio Reyes/AFP via Getty Images

If one date defines the year in Latin America it is October 18th, when Chile erupted in rage. It was the day when a week of protests against a rise in(...)

Opposition supporters celebrate the resignation of Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, in La Paz on Sunday. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA

Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Sunday he was resigning to ease violence that has gripped the South American nation since a disputed election,(...)

Demonstrators and riot police clash in Quito on Monday following days of protests against the sharp rise in fuel prices following the authorities’ decision to scrap subsidies. Photograph: Rodrigo Bundia/AFP via Getty Images

Ecuador’s government has decamped from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil after five days of violent protests over fuel price rises(...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro addresses the UN General Assembly meeting in New York on Tuesday. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has launched a cantankerous and conspiratorial defence of his environmental record, blaming French preside(...)

As usual at the UN general assembly, the most significant moments will occur not in the cavernous chamber itself, where leaders will deliver scripted remarks to a sparse audience, but in the hundreds of sideline meetings and chance encounters where the real business is often done. Photograph: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

The United Nations has faced many challenges since its foundation in 1945, but never have so many of its most powerful members set themselves so force(...)

A chavist supporter holds a sign that reads “Out of Venezuela. Trump will not pass” during the “march for the peace and unity of the peoples” on July 27th in Caracas. Photograph: Rayner Pena/EPA

US president Donald Trump has announced a near total economic embargo on Venezuela in an effort to force president Nicolás Maduro out of office. Mr T(...)

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