At the beginning of the 1980s, homicides were relatively rare in Venezuela. Now, it's one of the most dangerous countries in Latin America.
Venezuela's most famous political prisoner, freed from house arrest by soldiers who turned against President Maduro, now faces arrest after leading an April 30 rebellion against Maduro's government.
Venezuela is on the cusp of a coup, and a familiar face has emerged from house arrest to lead the charge against President Nicolás Maduro.
As rival factions vie for control over Venezuela, many of the country’s 31 million people are suffering prolonged power outages, food and water shortages, and limited access to medicine.
Citing security concerns, the US is evacuating its embassy in Caracas, where President Maduro blames the US for a calamitous power outage. Venezuela's relations with Brazil are eroding quickly, too.
Brazil's president has threatened military intervention in neighboring Venezuela, called its leader a 'dictator' and sent troops to the border. But Brazil's military is quietly working to avoid war.
The Trump administration says President Maduro's 'days are numbered' after Venezuelan security forces killed four protesters. But any US-led operation to oust him is likely to be extremely unpopular.
Food and medical aid at Venezuela's borders could spark a revolution.
Cross border security is at serious risk. So are the lives of the people who live there.
Assertive politics is not enough.
Inflation is soaring, millions are fleeing – and two politicians are seeking to lead. It's an impossible choice for an impoverished people.
Other nations tolerated the erosion of liberal values in Venezuela for a long time before crisis hit.
Maduro, who was sworn in for his second term on Jan. 10, has rigged elections, jailed rivals and plunged Venezuela into crisis. But Trump's proposed 'military option' to remove him remains unpopular.
Up to 5,000 refugees flee hunger and chaos in Venezuela each day – a migrant crisis rivaling Syria's. Most arrive to poor South American border cities that are dangerously unprepared for the influx.
The US has meddled in Latin America so much that its influence there is viewed there with deep suspicion.
Fleeing economic collapse, around 2.3 million Venezuelans have left the country over the past few years.
How long can a rogue regime survive assassination attempts, sanctions, bankruptcy, humanitarian crisis and mass unrest? When it comes to Venezuela, President Maduro may cling to power for some time.
The impact of Venezuela's medical crisis is not gender-neutral.
The collapse of Venezuela's public health system has terrible consequences inside the country, but it also is giving rise to mosquito-borne viruses that could spread to nearby countries.
How to understand the economic, political and humanitarian crisis that has brought a South American nation to its knees.