Congress chief Juan Guaidó won diplomatic backing from the United States, Canada and right-leaning Latin American governments on Wednesday after declaring himself leader before ebullient supporters who thronged the streets of Caracas in hopes of change.
As food shortages rack Venezuela, a socialist commune supporting President Nicolas Maduro has turned a Caracas home into a cattle ranch. But neighbors worry about health risks of raising cows in the city.
Dozens of Venezuelans who fled their crisis-stricken country for Peru are seeking to take up a Caracas offer to fly them home, as Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro seizes on hardships migrants face abroad to shore up domestic support.
At one of Caracas' biggest public hospitals, most bathrooms are closed. Patients fill jugs from a tiny tap on the ground floor that sometimes has a trickle of water. Operations are postponed or canceled.
In the hyperinflationary South American country, where bank notes are as difficult to find as chronically scarce food and medicine, Venezuelans are increasingly relying on to barter for basic transactions.
President Nicolás Maduro hopes it will help fix the country’s dire financial situation by sidestepping US sanctions and providing an alternative to cash, which is nearly worthless in Venezuela due to the soaring inflation rate.
Even by the volatile and violent standards of recent times in Venezuela, 2017 was an exceptional year, a “perfect storm” of political and economic crisis. Take a look back at 2017 with these remarkable photos.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has returned to Cuba for more cancer treatment. Meanwhile, his political challenger has been out on the campaign trail. Venezuela's fractured opposition has united behind Henrique Capriles Radonski.
Venezuelans go to the polls on Sunday. And incumbent president Hugo Chavez faces his most serious challenge in years. Chavez also faces a public that's increasingly disenchanted with his socialist revolution.
In Caracas, Venezuela, there is growing concern for the health of President Hugo Chavez who is reportedly experiencing serious breathing difficulties in a hospital in Havana, Cuba, where he has been undergoing surgeries and treatment for cancer.
The Venezuelan Supreme Court has decided to give ailing president Hugo Chavez as much time as he needs to recover. The BBC's Sarah Grainger in Caracas said it's not clear whether a new election will be scheduled in the near future.
Augusto Montiel, a member of Chavez's ruling United Socialist Party, is marching with the large crowds that have gathered on the streets to mourn President Hugo Chavez and says emotions are running high.
Without Hugo Chavez can "chavismo" survive? This was the question that anchor, Marco Werman posed to Moises Naim, a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Miguel Tinker-Salas a professor of Latin American History at Pomona College.
Just five minutes from The World's studios in Boston is a Venezuelan restaurant: La Casa De Pedro. I traveled there with Senior Producer Andrea Crossan to find some local reaction to the news from Venezuela.