People gather at the park during a blackout in Caracas, Venezuela on Thursday.  Photograph: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Venezuela shut schools and suspended the work day as its worst blackout in decades paralysed most of the country for a second day on Friday, while Chi(...)

 Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó speaks at a press event in Salinas, Ecuador. Photograph: Wladimir Torres/EPA

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for two days of protest over the carnival holiday while announcing his plan to return home despite th(...)

Venezuelans wait for a free lunch at a migrant shelter on the outskirts of Cúcuta, on the Colombian-Venezuelan border. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

Pope Francis has reportedly rejected a request from Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro to mediate in the stand-off with his political opponents, say(...)

Opposition leader Juan Guaido addresses supporters in Caracas where he declared himself ready to assume power. Photograph: Reuters

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido has declared himself interim president, in a dramatic escalation of efforts to force out President Nicolas M(...)

An anti-government activist protests against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

The constitutional stand-off in Venezuela has intensified. The country is now home to two rival legislatures vying with each other for power from the (...)

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(...)

An employee cleans at a supermarket in Valencia, Carabobo State, the day after anti-government protesters looted stores, set fire to cars and clashed with police, leaving at least five people injured, and one dead after being hit in the head by a projectile. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

A 20-year-old Venezuelan protester died on Friday after being shot in the head, authorities said, taking fatalities from a month of anti-government un(...)

A street vendor sits next to graffiti depicting Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez in Caracas. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Dialogue between the Venezuelan government and opposition could provide a platform from which they could request help from the international communit(...)

Venezuelan foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez told reporters Caracas would respond to the US sanctions move soon. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

The United States declared Venezuela a national security threat on Monday and ordered sanctions against seven officials from the oil-rich country in t(...)

Supporters of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro shout during a rally in support of his government in Caracas today. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters
Venezuela opposition leader arrested
  • World
  • February 18, 2014, 21:03

Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Venezuela’s capital today after troops arrested opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on char(...)