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Latin America

Maduro accuses Colombia's president of assassination attempt

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos dismissed allegations he was involved in the attack.

Brazil

Brazil: Border briefly shut to Venezuelan migrants

Supreme Court justice says 'closing the doors' on those fleeing hunger and hardship is not justified.

Brazilian judge overturns order shutting border to Venezuelans

Latin America

Venezuela arrests six over 'drone attack' during Maduro speech

Officials say authorities have arrested six people suspected of using explosives-laden drones in a failed bid to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela

Venezuela: Maduro survives 'assassination' attempt

Controversial leader says a drone with explosives was 'coming for me' during televised speech in Caracas.

Politics

Colombia: Santos grants 440,000 Venezuela refugees two-year help

Outgoing president grants refugees two-year temporary residency permits, allowing them to study and get medical care.

Colombia: Santos grants 440,000 Venezuela refugees two-year help

Latin America

Massive blackout leaves Venezuela in the dark

Power outage left 80 percent of the capital Caracas and some nearby areas without electricity for several hours.

Venezuela

'The truth is we had to leave': Fleeing Venezuela for Colombia

About 35,000 Venezuelans cross Simon Boliviar bridge into Colombia daily, including 4,000 who do not return Venezuela.

'The truth is we had to leave': Fleeing Venezuela for Colombia

Latin America

Chile imposes tough new immigration measures

Chile imposes tougher immigration measures to cope with the influx of migrants from neighbouring countries.

Latin America

Venezuela's deadly prison crisis

Overcrowding, estimated at 250 percent, is spilling over from prisons to jails and simple police lock-ups and is exposing prisoners to disease, starvation and violence.

Venezuela

Maduro warns army over Trump's 'invasion' plans

Behind-the-scene talks reveal how Trump intended to take advantage of Venezuela's crisis to invade the country.

Maduro warns Venezuela army over Trump's 'invasion' plans

Latin America

UN: Rule of law 'virtually absent' in Venezuela

Caracas dismisses 'grotesque media farce' as report says security forces suspected of arbitrary killings enjoy immunity.

Venezuela

Venezuela: 17 killed in Caracas club stampede

Tear gas device detonated as middle school graduation party descends into a brawl and sets off a stampede.

Venezuela: 17 killed in Caracas club stampede

Venezuela

US renews call for OAS to eject Venezuela

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urges Organization of American States members to kick out Venezuela.

Latin America

Venezuela releases 39 jailed activists

Authorities say move fulfilled a promise made by President Nicolas Maduro before controversial May 20 election.

Venezuela releases 39 jailed activists

Opinion

Is socialism to blame for Venezuela's never-ending crisis?

Though '21st-century socialism' is implicated in Venezuela's collapse, so too are many characteristics of capitalism.

Asa Cusack

by Asa Cusack

Asa Cusack