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The Brookings Institution’s Harold Trinkunas sheds light on the economic emergency and violent chaos engulfing the oil-rich South American nation.
The Organization of American States blocked press access to hear a staunch opponent of Venezuela's government.
The Venezuelan president has made startling claims, even as he calls for talks with Washington.
Hugo Chavez suggested Halloween was a US conspiracy and joked that capitalism had destroyed life on Mars. His successor as Venezuelan president appears determined to outdo him.
Hugo Chavez’s legacy polarizes left and right like few other issues. Here, GlobalPost unpacks five of the more contentious claims about Venezuela.
As protesters and security forces continue to clash in Venezuela, here's a breakdown of all the major players.
More protests are planned in Venezuela today, after Maduro called for direct talks with the US.
This Andean nation produces no coca leaves, but more than 100 tons of cocaine cross its borders every year.
Here's what to watch ahead of more planned protests against President Nicolas Maduro.
Anti- and pro-government protesters have clashed in Venezuela this week. Here's what's making them angry.
Political cartoonist Bonil is the first target of Ecuador's tough new media law.
Police and court failings pave the way for mobs to mete out grotesque ‘popular justice.’
The human toll of Latin America’s violence is well documented. Now experts are gauging the loss in dollars and cents.
In the wake of neighboring Uruguay's marijuana revolution, Paraguay's president wants to keep pot illegal.
The gruesome murders of gays in the region are shocking. So is how rarely the violence gets reported.
The taboo is broken: Argentina's new anti-drug czar says the country ‘deserves’ the debate, while Chile's new president could ease marijuana laws.
A TV character meant to make Peruvians laugh reveals the casual racism still common in this South American country, campaigners say.
With Chile re-electing President Michelle Bachelet, Latin America, land of ‘machismo,’ has a record four female heads of state.
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… and harm the livelihoods of coastal dwellers.