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27 Mar 2021
Venezuela suffers a deadly second wave of the coronavirus as the head of one medical clinic says the number of cases, and their seriousness, has increased compared to last year.
24 Mar 2021
"I must wear a face mask," repeat a couple of Venezuelan boys to insistent police officers as the country faces a second wave of Covid-19 infections. The officers form part of a squad that tours the city of Los Teques just outside of Caracas to ensure shop closing hours, quarantines and mask-wearing are respected.
14 Mar 2021
The Central Bank of Venezuela's new notes were launched as hyperinflation and US sanctions continue to cripple the economy of the oil-producing nation. As inflation skyrockets, the biggest bill is worth just 52 cents.
6 Feb 2021
Leopoldo Lopez told DW that President Maduro can call upon more global backing for his cause than those fighting for democracy in Venezuela. The activist was in Berlin to drum up support for free and fair elections.
9 Jan 2021
A new Venezuelan parliament dominated by ruling socialists has been inaugurated, consolidating President Nicolas Maduro's grip. Out of a job as speaker, opposition head Juan Guido vowed to chair rival sessions online.
1 Nov 2020
Leopoldo Lopez had been confined in Venezuela for more than six years. It isn't clear how he escaped from the Spanish ambassador's residence in capital city Caracas to join family in Madrid.
24 May 2020
Using 'Boy Scout' techniques, the Vega family copes with the scarcity of basic services in Venezuela, as the lack of water and domestic gas combined with severe power cuts has been aggravated during the quarantine to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
23 May 2020
Venezuela’s defense minister said he was thankful for Iran’s solidarity as the coronavirus pandemic adds to its economic woes. Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves, but its capacity to refine is limited.
11 Mar 2020
A group of women bikers in Venezuela's capital known as the "Ratgirls" are gaining visibility in a world typically dominated, and in some cases, reserved for men -- and they hope to attract more women on wheels while facing down the culture of machismo.
26 Jan 2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said Washington plans to do more to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. Guaido, who was defying a travel plan to speak in Colombia, plans to travel on to Europe.
23 Dec 2019
A military facility and a police station in Bolivar state were attacked by a group that was reportedly led by a deserting soldier. Venezuela's government called the incident a "terrorist attack," blaming the opposition.
23 Nov 2019
Bolivia's interim leadership has ordered Cuban doctors to leave and cut ties with Venezuela's socialist government. It accused the two socialist allies of ousted President Evo Morales of stoking protests.

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