Oscar Perez

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A Catholic priest prays over the grave of Óscar Pérez, in El Hatillo, Venezuela, on Sunday. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times)

The end had come for Óscar Pérez. Blood streamed down the rebel’s face. His men were fighting behind cabinets and ovens as the Venezuelan government c(...)

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(...)