He appeared with a bloody face in nearly a dozen Instagram videos early on Monday, saying he was surrounded by authorities shooting at him with grenade launchers even though he was promising to surrender.
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.
Algodón Egipcio’s “La Estrella Irregular” is an electronic-pop lullaby that explores a medley of dreamy, bright and chopping tropical sounds. But the song also gives a poetic and experienced perspective on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela.
President Donald Trump issued a new open-ended travel ban Sunday that saw North Korea, Venezuela and Chad among a list of eight countries cited for poor security and lack of cooperation with US authorities.
President Donald Trump warned on Friday that he was considering various measures to tackle Venezuela "including a possible military option if necessary." But Latin American nations are united against US military deployment there.
Deadly violence erupted around a controversial vote held in Venezuela on Sunday, with a candidate to the assembly being elected shot dead in his home and troops firing weapons to clear protesters in Caracas.
One of the drivers behind the Venezuelan street protests is a lack of basic consumer goods, from toilet paper to food. Now the government thinks it has a partial answer — a sort of supermarket loyalty card that it hopes will cut down on hoarding and speculation. But some critics say the idea is just creepy.
Stephanie Nolen, Latin America correspondent for Globe & Mail covered the AIDS pandemic in Africa, and was recently in Venezuela. She writes, "There is nowhere in the world today where people are dying of AIDS at the pace and in the sheer numbers that they are in Venezuela: Even the poorest African countries today have HIV treatment programs."
The state of Indiana was among the first in a wave of states to pass a strict photo ID law to vote. Republicans say it was necessary to prevent fraud, while Democrats call it a solution in search of a problem.
Venezuela alleges the US ambassador to Colombia plotted to destabilize and "annihilate" President Nicolas Maduro, just the latest claim in an escalating war of words between the two nations. The claim came shortly before the US House approved a measure calling for sanctions on officials in the Venezuelan government over human rights abuses.
Joanna Hausmann gets it. She has a Jewish last name, red hair and has been compared to a Pixar cartoon. But she's not a white girl from Iowa. She's a Venezuelan comic who jokes about our ideas of race.