Nicolas Maduro

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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(...)

Venezuela’s opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó addresses an Independence Day rally in Caracas on Friday. Photograph:  Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet presented a damning report on atrocities carried out by the Venezuelan government, as thousands marched throug(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin during his interview with the Financial Times in Moscow on Thursday. Photograph: Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via Reuters

Just before midnight, Vladimir Putin perks up at the mention of the word “risk”. It encapsulates the man and his 20 years in power. Latterly, Russia (...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo during a meeting in Sochi. Photograph:  Pavel Golovkin/AFP/Getty Images

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo called for Moscow and Washington to put aside mistrust and build a more (...)

 Chinese vice premier Liu He, second left,  says goodbye to US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, centre,   and US trade representative Robert Lighthizer as they break from meetings  in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images

China vowed to take retaliatory action after the United States slapped tariffs on Chinese exports on Friday, escalating the growing trade war between (...)

Edgar Zambrano, a senior leader of the opposition-dominated National Assembly, has been detained by Venezuelan intelligence agents. Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP

Venezuelan opposition legislators on Friday said threatening messages had been spraypainted on their homes or intelligence agents had been following t(...)

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaidó speaks during a press conference at Altamira neighborhood in Caracas. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela’s opposition has vowed to defy a crackdown launched by the regime of president Nicolás Maduro in reprisal for last week’s failed uprising ag(...)

Leopoldo López speaks outside the Spanish embassy in Caracas,  May 2nd. Photograph:  Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty

Spain has said it will not hand over a leading Venezuelan opposition politician who escaped house arrest to help launch an abortive uprising, then sou(...)

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro attends a ‘march to reaffirm the absolute loyalty’ of the Venezuelan army. Photograph: HO/PresidencyGetty

After Tuesday’s military uprising that was either stillborn, or never existed in the first place, Venezuela returned to what now passes for normal in (...)

 Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, (C) with defence minister Vladimir Padrino (left) and members of the military  in Caracas, on Thursday. Photograph: Miraflores press office handout/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela’s leadership made a show of unity with top military chiefs on Thursday and a court issued an arrest warrant for an opposition figure as the (...)

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