A petrol station in Caracas with a sign reading “No gasoline. Only store” on May 14th. Photograph:  Federico Parra/AFP via Getty Images

The first of five ships laden with Iranian petrol crossed in to Venezuelan waters on Sunday in defiance of US sanctions, after Tehran and Caracas warn(...)

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 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 (...)

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó shakes hands with a military member near the Generalisimo Francisco de Miranda Airbase La Carlota, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

  Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has taken to the streets to issue a bold call for a nationwide uprising to oust Nicolás Maduro, count(...)

Venezuela’s president,  Nicolas Maduro, and  minister of defence, Vladimir Padrino, among others on military exercise at the Fort of Paramacay, on January 27th, 2019. Photograph: Miraflores Press

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro oversaw a display of the army’s Russian hardware on Sunday, with anti-aircraft flak and tank rounds pounding a hil(...)

Juan Guaido: ‘No one wants to live like this, whatever their politics: people going five or six months without running water in their houses; without medicines; without enough money to buy food.’ Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty

If Juan Guaidó is worried about a Venezuelan government crackdown, state-sponsored thuggery or even jail and exile as suffered by many of his peers, t(...)

US president Donald  Trump addressing the UN  General Assembly,  September 19th. Photograph: EPA/JUSTIN LANE

In one of the most highly-anticipated speeches at the United Nations General Assembly in decades, US president Donald Trump delivered his first speech(...)

Vladimir Padrino: ‘It is an act of craziness. It is an act of supreme extremism.’ File photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

US president Donald Trump’s threat of military intervention in Venezuela was “an act of craziness,” the South American country’s defense minister Vlad(...)

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(...)