Venezuela suspended from Mercosur

Trade group revokes Venezuela's membership over its failure to comply with Mercosur's democratic principles.


Venezuela: A route out of gangs via a rum distillery

How a robbery 13 years ago gave birth to the Alcatraz Project, a scheme that offers gang members work and coaching.

Oil Price

OPEC seeks to nail down oil output cut in Vienna

OPEC members are meeting in Vienna in an attempt to stabilise the global market by cutting oil output.


Who is to blame for Venezuela’s economic collapse?

Economist Ricardo Hausmann and ex-Hugo Chavez adviser Temir Porras debate if socialist policies caused economic turmoil.


Venezuela opposition shelves 'trial of Maduro'

National Assembly head says decision not "capitulation" but proof of desire to end crisis via talks set for November 11.


Venezuela's Maduro and opposition to continue talks

New meeting next month on agenda following Vatican-mediated conference, with opposition reconsidering planned protests.


Venezuela's Maduro holds talks with opposition

As president and a section of the opposition begin dialogue, the Democratic Unity opposition alliance boycotts it.


Policeman dies after being shot at Venezuela protests

More than 20 people injured and many detained in nationwide protests calling for the Venezuelan president's ousting.


Venezuela opposition votes to put Maduro on trial

Opposition-led National Assembly votes for criminal trial against president, but Maduro dismisses "illegitimate" move.


Venezuela opposition denies joining talks with Maduro

Factions reject participation after coalition head indicates readiness to hold dialogue following Vatican intervention.


Venezuela opposition: Maduro's government staged a coup

Opposition-controlled parliament says government breached constitution by blocking referendum to oust president.


Venezuela suspends recall vote against President Maduro

A recall vote against Maduro has been suspended, as opposition leaders say they are barred from leaving the country.

Humanitarian crises

Booming business on Venezuela's 'wild' border

Puerto Santander, unregulated border town on the Venezuela-Colombia border where people get what they need and get out.

Latin America

The face of hunger and malnutrition in Venezuela

Inflation and food shortages leave Venezuelans trapped in food queues or at the mercy of food smugglers.

The Listening Post

Venezuela's media clamp down

As protests pick up in fervor on the streets of Caracas, as do President Nicol?s Maduro's media silencing methods.