Locals collect water from an underground water main pipeline in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Venezuela’s president Nicólas Maduro seems to be channelling the spirit of Casablanca’s Capt Renault in his response to the blackout that struck his c(...)

Members of the Bolivarian National Police Special Forces Group (Faes) during an operation against criminal groups at Petare neighbourhood in Caracas on January 25th. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images

A flickering candle and 19 rose petals – one for every year he lived – adorn a shrine in what used to be the home of Alixon Pisani. “We love you,” re(...)

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(...)