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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Venezuela

Last month
September 2023
Venezuela takes prison from gang, seizes bitcoin machines, rocket launchers
Venezuelan authorities showed off the loot today after seizing control of the Tocoron prison yesterday.
Venezuela seizes control of prison used as gang headquarters
An operation involving 11,000 members of Venezuela’s security forces took back control of the prison.
Last year
'All this is climate change': Fresh landslide in Venezuela kills at least three
More than 50 people died in similar circumstances last week.
At least 36 people die in Venezuela mudslide, the country's worst natural disaster in decades
Dozens of other people are still missing.
At least 22 dead in landslide that swept through Venezuelan town
The landslide teared through the central Venezuelan town of Las Tejerias.
Suarez and Cavani on target to boost Uruguay World Cup hopes as Argentina defeat Colombia
Uruguay overcame Venezuela in South American World Cup qualifying while Argentina scored a 1-0 win over Colombia.
Scenes as Peru stun goal-shy Colombia, Venezuelan Rondon's treble sinks Bolivia
Edison Flores gave Peru a smash-and-grab victory after David Ospina’s gaffe cost the hosts.
All time
Bolivian President Jeanine Anez has tested positive for coronavirus
Multiple political figures in South America have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last week.
Venezuelan president orders reopening of border with Colombia
The country is suffering from shortages of food, medicine and other essentials.
National Assembly deputy 'kidnapped' by Maduro regime, says Venezuela's opposition leader
In January, leader of the opposition Juan Guaido declared himself to be the country’s president.
'Venezuela was beautiful once... It wasn’t until the very end that we realised we were losing everything'
Amanda Coakley interviews Venezuelans in Cali, Colombia
Talks with Putin over Venezuela crisis were 'very positive' says Trump
The US has imposed tough sanctions against Venezuela.
Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt, but tensions there are rising: so what exactly is going on?
The world will be watching as a series of May Day rallies take place in the country today.
Venezuela: Violent clashes on the streets as Maduro hangs on despite 'coup'
Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido claims to have military backing to oust Maduro.
The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled Colombia
Amanda Coakley reports from Bogotá.
Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace
In an exclusive interview with, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo was keen to defend his government’s desire for modifications to The Special Jurisdiction for Peace tribunal (JEP).
Lionel Messi's long-awaited international return ends in shock defeat to Venezuela
Messi had not played for the national team since their elimination by France at the 2018 World Cup.
Guaido supporters square up to Venezuelan police amid electricity blackout
It’s not known what caused the blackout, which is one of the worst and longest in recent memory in Venezuela.
Opinion: The Venezuelan government must go - it has failed its people and become utterly corrupt
Venezuela, once among the richest countries in Latin-America, now needs food aid. Only free and fair elections can save the country, writes Eamon Stack.
Crowds gather as Juan Guaidó returns to Venezuela
Tensions in the South American country have grown since 23 January when Guaidó declared himself president.
At least two people die and over 300 hurt as Venezuela border standoff turns deadly
Opposition leader Juan Guaido and his supporters attempted to bring humanitarian aid across the border.
Venezuelan forces fire tear gas at crowd demanding to cross bridge into Colombia
Last night, President Nicolas Maduro ordered the closure of all four bridges linking Tachira to Colombia.
Richard Branson concert to be held on Venezuelan border with Colombia as standoff over aid intensifies
The concert, dubbed Venezuela Live Aid, aims to raise $100 million.
Venezuela's government to stage concert to rival Richard Branson's charity one
The concert will be held on the Simon Bolivar bridge which links San Antonio, Venezuela with Cucuta, in Colombia, where aid sent by the US is being held up and stored.
Nicolas Maduro claims US has 'war plans against Venezuela' as Guaido mobilises aid volunteers
US aid has already arrived on the Colombian border as the country deals with a political crisis.
Venezuela's Guaido vows to bring in food next week, says Maduro 'will have no choice but to leave'
US aid has been piling up in Colombia, barricaded by the military, under Maduro’s orders.
Opinion: Ireland is wrong about Venezuela - US regime change never brings improvement
‘An impressive spin campaign has been waged to create an illusion that all ‘civilised nations’ support regime change in Venezuela – similar to the ‘grand alliance’ which invaded Iraq’, writes Eilis Ryan.
Poll: Do you think Ireland is right to support Venezuela's Juan Guaidó?
Other EU countries have backed the young leader as an interim president in the politically unstable country.
Coveney announces Ireland’s support for Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela
Seven EU states had given Maduro a Sunday deadline to call presidential elections.
Govt supports self-declared Venezuelan president's call for 'free, fair, democratic' elections
Young Fine Gael has called on the government to recognise Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president.
EU countries recognise Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader
The move comes after embattled President Nicolas Maduro rejected calls for fresh presidential elections.
Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option'
The United States recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president on 23 January.
'Your body is here in Ireland...Your mind is in Venezuela': Living in fear for those back home
The current political crisis has seen lack of food, medical supplies and major inflation directly impact the Latin American country.
Pressure on Maduro as self-declared president calls for 'biggest march in history of Venezuela'
Tomorrow’s rally coincides with the 20th anniversary of Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez.
Venezuela's top court bars self-declared president Guaidó from leaving country
Leader Nicolas Maduro is seeking to neutralise the American-backed opposition chief.
US imposes sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company in bid to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro
Washington wants to “hold accountable those responsible for Venezuela’s tragic decline”.
EU to 'take further actions' if new elections not called in Venezuela
Nicolas Maduro has been given eight days to call an election.
Venezuela wants to 'avoid civil war' as US removes staff from country
US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself ‘acting president’.
Two men are claiming to be president of Venezuela, so what exactly is going on?
The current political crisis has been years in the making.
Venezuela's opposition leader declares himself president amid anti-Maduro clashes
US President Donald Trump acknowledged the “interim leader” and called on Nicolas Maduro to resign.