Thousands people forced to cross border into Colombia for food and essential goods such as toilet roll
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says 'basic goods and services such as food, water, health care and clothes aren't available'
Move comes as Venezuelan opposition gets a step closer to ousting Nicolas Maduro from office over economic crisis
Union leader says the story of the animals 'is a metaphor for Venezuelan suffering'
The penalty was awarded on the brink of half-time as Venezuela trailed by two goals
Socialist president Nicolas Maduro is facing calls for a referendum on his leadership
At least 20 businesses targeted in Caracas
Coca-Cola said that 90 per cent of its beverage production requires sugar
President Maduro threatened to arrest factory owners for attempting to 'sabotage the country'
The two countries have had a difficult history since the election of former president Hugo Chavez
The country's electricity comes from its hydropower dams which have been hit by extreme droughts
Local government releases extraordinary photos of the town from before and after it disappeared underwater
The government blames the crisis on a drought but critics say it has mismanaged a crucial hydroelectric dam
President Nicola Maduro said the change will mean more daylight in the evenings when energy use is usually at its peak
'I think a woman looks better when she runs her fingers through her hair and lets it dry naturally,' Nicolas Maduro said
President Nicolas Maduro has a new strategy to fight a major energy crisis for Venezuela: longer weekends for all workers.