Even the Pope Has Prayed to Venezuela’s Beloved ‘Doctor of the Poor’

In a deeply polarized country, suffering an extreme health crisis, one of the few uniting beliefs is the admiration across the political spectrum for a doctor recently beatified by the Vatican.

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Bouncy Castles and Grenades: Gangs Erode Maduro’s Grip on Caracas

As Venezuela collapses, armed gangs are taking over parts of the capital, exposing President Maduro’s vulnerability even in his seat of power.

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Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives

Affordable birth control has disappeared, pushing many women into unplanned pregnancies at a time when they can barely feed the children they already have.

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To Fight or Adapt? Venezuela’s Fading Opposition Struggles to Keep Going

Juan Guaidó’s meteoric rise and now his decline have brought Venezuela to a crossroads. At stake is the future of a once-prosperous democracy now gripped by poverty and repression.

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How We Followed a 1,500-Mile Migration Journey

Over several months, a team of Times journalists tracked the progress of a pregnant mother displaced by the pandemic.

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Venezuela, Once an Oil Giant, Reaches the End of an Era

Venezuela’s oil reserves, the world’s largest, transformed the country and the global energy market. Now its oil sector is grinding to a halt — perhaps never to recover.

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What the Oil Spill in Venezuela Tells Us About Its Politics

The largest oil reserves and one of the world’s most incompetent governments have brought authoritarianism, economic collapse and environmental disaster to the country.

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2 Ex-Green Berets Sentenced to 20 Years for Venezuela Attack

Venezuelan prosecutors said the former Green Berets admitted to taking part in a failed attack aimed at overthrowing the country’s president.

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Venezuela Claims 2 Americans Were Captured in Failed Invasion

President Nicolás Maduro said the Americans were among 13 “terrorists” involved in an armed incursion on Sunday.

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Venezuelan Officials Claim to Have Stopped an Armed Invasion

The government said eight men had been killed and two captured in the foiled attempt, which officials attributed to Colombia and the United States.

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Childbirth in Venezuela, Where Women’s Deaths Are a State Secret

We spent weeks following women inside the country’s health care system, which has been crippled by a broken economy overseen by an increasingly authoritarian government.

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