In recognising opposition leader Juan Guaido as president, the US misread the 100,000-strong army’s loyalty to dictator Nicolas Maduro, sayand .
Thu, 28 Feb, 2019
The moves come as an effort to deliver humanitarian aid to the economically devastated nation faltered amid strong resistance from security forces who remain loyal to the socialist leader.
Mon, 25 Feb, 2019
These shipments are rarely just about saving lives, writes
Tue, 19 Feb, 2019
Political unrest continues in Haiti as thousands of protesters took to the streets of Port au Prince, calling for President Jovenel Moise to step down.
Tue, 12 Feb, 2019
Ireland has become the latest EU country to recognise Juan Guaidó as the interim President of Venezuela.
Wed, 06 Feb, 2019
As I write the US is organising the groundwork for a coup in Venezuela. Things are progressing along a tried and tested plan which was used in Chile in 1973 and recently in Ukraine.
Wed, 06 Feb, 2019
Venezuela may be on the brink of civil war. What should we be doing?
Wed, 30 Jan, 2019
The Venezuelan opposition leader who has declared himself the country's rightful president has said US sanctions against the state-owned oil company fall in line with requests politicians have made to "protect" the nation's assets abroad.
Tue, 29 Jan, 2019
A former United Nations rapporteur has criticised the US for engaging in “economic warfare” against Venezuela which he claimed was the real reason for the economic and humanitarian crisis facing the country.
Mon, 28 Jan, 2019
Addressing supporters today Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has reportedly revealed he is to break diplomatic relations with the US.
Wed, 23 Jan, 2019
Venezuelans are marching in the streets and waving their nation's flag as they demand that President Nicolas Maduro step down from power.
Wed, 23 Jan, 2019
President Nicolas Maduro has accused two opposition legislators of having roles in the drone attack that Venezuelan officials have called an assassination attempt on the leader.
Wed, 08 Aug, 2018
Nearly 70 people have died after fire swept through the cell area inside a police station in Venezuela.
Thu, 29 Mar, 2018
At least 18 people have been killed at an illegal gold mine in southern Venezuela during clashes with security forces looking to take control of the area.
Sun, 11 Feb, 2018
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has announced she is opening preliminary probes into alleged crimes by police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela.
Thu, 08 Feb, 2018
US President Donald Trump acted like "the world's emperor" at the UN General Assembly, Venezuela's top diplomat said.
Mon, 25 Sep, 2017
The US has slapped sweeping financial sanctions on Venezuela, barring banks from any new financial deals with the government or state-run oil giant PDVSA.
Fri, 25 Aug, 2017
Venezuela's recently ousted chief prosecutor has accused President Nicolas Maduro of participating in acts of corruption, saying she would turn over proof that would help other countries prosecute.
Wed, 23 Aug, 2017
Venezuela's high court has issued an arrest order for the ousted chief prosecutor's husband after authorities accused him of running a US$6m extortion ring.
Thu, 17 Aug, 2017
Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro is bloodthirsty and corrupt.asks why left-wing leaders in the West refuse to speak out against him
Mon, 14 Aug, 2017
Venezuela's government has rejected US president Donald Trump's talk of a potential "military option" to resolve the country's political crisis, calling it the most egregious act of belligerence against Venezuela in a century and a threat to Latin America's stability.
Sat, 12 Aug, 2017
The Labour leader was criticised by a senior Venezuelan opposition politician, four of his own MPs and the Government for failing to personally condemn Mr Maduro and his regime earlier this week.
Thu, 10 Aug, 2017
British Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has denounced the violence inflicted by "all sides" in Venezuela.
Mon, 07 Aug, 2017
Military troops quickly put down an attack at an army base in Venezuela today, clashing with a group that said it was out to "re-establish the constitutional order" but was dismissed by officials as a band of civilians working with a deserted lieutenant and a former officer.
Sun, 06 Aug, 2017
Venezuela's newly-installed constitutional assembly has voted unanimously to remove chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega and replaced her with a government loyalist.
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017
Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has blamed the US for the ongoing unrest and economic decline in Venezuela.
Fri, 04 Aug, 2017
Teams of heavily armed security agents seized two of Venezuela's senior opposition leaders from their homes in the middle of the night, dragging one into the street in his pyjamas.
Wed, 02 Aug, 2017
Two of Venezuela's leading opposition figures have been taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents.
Tue, 01 Aug, 2017
Irish union officialwas one of the international observers invited to Venezuela by the National Electoral Council for this weekend’s poll. He tells the Irish Examiner of what he saw in the troubled South American state.
Tue, 01 Aug, 2017
Venezuela's National Electoral Council has said more than eight million people voted to grant President Nicolas Maduro's ruling socialist party virtually unlimited powers with a constitutional assembly - a turnout more than double the estimates of both the government's political opponents and independent experts.
Mon, 31 Jul, 2017
Three people have died in protests at a controversial vote that opposition leaders fear will trigger the end of democracy in Venezuela.
Sun, 30 Jul, 2017
A 15-year-old boy and a 34-year-old man have been killed during anti-government demonstrations in Venezuela.
Fri, 21 Jul, 2017
A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan's capital before erupting into sporadic violence when protesters clashed with riot police and burned a post office near the headquarters of the main state-run broadcaster.
Thu, 20 Jul, 2017
As the protest death toll tops 115, many in Venezuela are wondering how much longer their country must suffer violence and misrule, writeand
Tue, 18 Jul, 2017
A woman has been killed by gunfire that erupted after government supporters on motorcycles swarmed an opposition polling site in Venezuela's capital, Caracas.
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017
The ruling clique is prolonging the agony by rejecting a democratic transition. The desperate, and repressed Venezuelan people deserve their country back, writes Enrique ter Horst.
Fri, 07 Jul, 2017
Venezuela's foreign minister has walked out of a meeting of regional diplomats to discuss the South American country's political crisis, as a 17-year-old anti-government protester was killed during clashes with security forces.
Tue, 20 Jun, 2017
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused protesters of setting fire to a government supporter.
Mon, 22 May, 2017
The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on members of Venezuela's Supreme Court following a series of rulings that the US says has usurped power from the nation's opposition-controlled congress and sparked a deadly wave of unrest.
Thu, 18 May, 2017
Dozens of people have been injured and a 27-year-old man was killed during another day of violent clashes in Venezuela's capital during demonstrations demanding elections.
Thu, 11 May, 2017
A 20-year-old man who was shot in the head on Friday is the latest protester to die as mounting unrest in Venezuela enters its second month.
Fri, 05 May, 2017
Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, worked on maths homework and played cards on main roads around Venezuela's cities, joining in sit-ins to disrupt traffic as the latest slap at the socialist government.
Tue, 25 Apr, 2017
Venezuela's opposition leaders are bidding to maintain pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by taking to the streets again - just hours after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstration in years.
Thu, 20 Apr, 2017