Venezuela protests

A protester holds a national flag as a bank branch, housed in the Supreme Court of Justice, burns during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, June 12, 2017.

Venezuela is on the brink of civil war. Here’s how its neighbors could stop it.


Some of the world’s most severe and protracted civil wars erupted over situations with far fewer tensions. But it’s not too late for Venezuela.

Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro during the closing campaign ceremony for the Constituent Assembly election in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 27.

The US sanctions Venezuela’s President Maduro and calls him ‘a dictator’

At a supermarket in Caracas, the shelves are stocked with vinegar, salt and sardines, and not much else. "There's nothing to eat," says one shopper. "I mean, you're not going to drink vinegar."

In Venezuela, even an economist can’t afford to fill her shopping cart

In Venezuela, two volunteers help a protester overcome by tear gas. The volunteers are mostly medical students who provide first aid at the anti-government demonstrations.

Short of gauze and bandages, Venezuelan medical students patch up anti-government protesters

Opposition supporters take part in a rally to demand a referendum to remove Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Sept. 1.

Massive protests are filling Venezuela’s streets

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