• 5 Aug 2018

    Venezuela’s president was in the middle of his speech at a military commemoration in Caracas when two explosions were heard, causing soldiers to scatter. The government lost little time in describing the incident as an attack involving explosive drones. But firefighters said gas canisters had exploded in a nearby apartment. Meanwhile many of the culprits…

  • 26 Aug 2017

    Once magnificent, now dilapidated. The Venezuelan director Jorge Armand’s new film La Soledad is set in a crumbling mansion in Caracas which was once his family home. Now, it is a metaphor for his country’s inexorable slide into decay.

  • 7 Aug 2017

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he’s “very sad” about deaths on the streets of Venezuela during clashes between protestors and police – although when asked if he condemned President Maduro’s actions – he said he condemned “violence by all sides”.  Today President Maduro warned armed anti-government activists that they would face the “maximum penalty”.

  • 5 Aug 2017

    Security forces have barred Venezuela’s chief prosecutor from her office – as she accused the authorities of trying to hide corruption and human rights violations.

  • 22 Jan 2016

    Pregnant women are advised to avoid countries that have seen outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which doctors are linking to unusually high numbers of babies born with brain defects.

  • 29 Jul 2015

    Venezuela’s hospitals are in disarray. Betty Zapata reports on a country where inflation is forcing doctors’ salaries below $10 a month and patients are forced to buy life-saving drugs on the street

  • 31 Jul 2014

    While the US and UK stand by Israel over its military offensive in Gaza, governments across Latin America have moved to cut their links.

  • 24 Jul 2014

    Venezuelan soldiers and officials begin moving hundreds of families out of a half-built 45-storey skyscraper that dominates the Caracus skyline and is thought to be the tallest slum in the world.

  • 21 Apr 2014

    Anti-government protesters clashed with National Guard officers in Caracas on Sunday, with masked protesters throwing rocks at police, who responded with water cannon.

  • 18 Mar 2014

    In any analysis of Venezuelan politics, it is prudent not to underestimate the vast shadow that former President Hugo Chavez casts over his country, writes Thom Walker.

  • 13 Mar 2014

    Protesters battle riot police in the streets of Caracas as three more fatal shootings raised to 25 the death toll from a month of demonstrations in Venezuela.

  • 23 Feb 2014

    A female student and a young supermarket worker are the latest fatalities from Venezuela’s political unrest as the death toll from 10 days of violence rises to at least eight.

  • 21 Feb 2014

    As the violence in Ukraine threatens to take the country to the brink of civil war, on the other side of the world unrest in Venezuela threatens to do the same.

  • 17 Feb 2014

    Police clash with student protesters in Caracas as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro orders the expulsion of three United States consular officials.

  • 8 Jan 2014

    With almost 28,000 murders in 2013, Venezuela is now considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world, despite government attempts to crack down on crime.