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‘We have to guarantee that everybody has a plasma television and the latest-generation fridge,’ a government official said before deploying troops to shopping centers.
A month before municipal elections, some say the socialist government is trying to buy votes even as the economy spirals.
Update: Washington has responded to Caracas’ expulsions by kicking out three Venezuelan diplomats, the latest tit-for-tat between Venezuela and the northern superpower it says stinks like Satan.
First the toilet paper was running out. Now, squeezed by Venezuela's currency controls, newspapers are shutting because they can't import enough newsprint.
'Syria needs full support against these criminals,' a Venezuelan congressman of Syrian descent says, as Western powers debate a strike on President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
Nicolas Maduro was once Hugo Chavez’s top foreign diplomat. Now that he’s in charge, some of the vitriol persists.
Venezuela's raging legislators step into the ring — otherwise known as parliament — to duke it out over a disputed election.
Protests turn to riots in bitter election aftermath despite calls from both sides for peaceful demonstrations.
Violent protests erupted after Venezuela's disputed election to replace Hugo Chavez. Now Washington and other regional powers are urging Caracas to respect the opposition's demand for recount.
A new poll says Nicolas Maduro's lead is shrinking, but, as Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, he remains the overwhelming favorite in Sunday's election.
Protesters say bikers dressed in Chavez's socialist party colors robbed them and fired guns at them. The government blames Washington.
Hugo Chavez's old rival Henrique Capriles slams interim President Nicolas Maduro for exploiting the corpse of El Comandante ahead of the April 14 vote.
Hours after Chavez's funeral, talk over who will lead Venezuela next was already in full swing.
Dozens of heads of state pay respects to the late Venezuelan leader, whose body will be embalmed and displayed in a museum.
Dictator to some and savior to others, Chavez was adored and chided alike. Will his revolution go on?
Some Venezuelans are using humor to fill the information vacuum left by ailing Hugo Chavez's absence.
The president may be back from Cuba, but none of the uncertainty has been cleared up. Here's a look at possible scenarios.
The Venezuelan government's news that Hugo Chavez is back from Cuba boosts his supporters and agitates his rivals.
Despite the 'proof-of-life' photos released of Chavez on Friday, many are questioning the leader's return to Venezuela.
The Chavez government is devaluing the currency, the bolivar fuerte, to rein in the deficit and bring in dollars. But Venezuelans fear higher prices.