Nicolas Maduro now has the power to rule Venezuela by decree
The so-called "anti-imperialist" law gives Maduro the power to write bills and approve laws without prior or subsequent contest by the legislators.
Why Latin American governments don’t want to fight with Caracas
Critics accuse regional governments of failing to stand up to the Maduro administration over its repression and alleged human rights abuses.
US declares Venezuela a national security threat, sanctions top officials
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro denounced the sanctions as an attempt to topple his government.
Venezuela detains US citizens and wants to reduce US embassy staff
President Nicolas Maduro announced the moves Saturday after accusing opponents in Venezuela and the United States of plotting a coup.
Venezuelan teen dies after being shot at anti-government protest
Other stone-throwing students were injured during the clashes, said student leader Reinaldo Manrique.
A timeline of Venezuela's slide toward disaster
Once hailed as the savior of Latin America’s poor, Hugo Chavez’s movement is now in economic ruin and jailing democratic opponents.
Venezuela opposition urges release of mayor accused of coup plot
Intelligence agents took Caracas metropolitan Mayor Antonio Ledezma from his office on Thursday.
Venezuela's currency plummets but President Maduro keeps talking coups
Devaluation? What devaluation?
Venezuelan soldiers, students face off at anti-Maduro rallies
Five security officials and three demonstrators were hurt in the nearly two-hour standoff, witnesses and authorities said.
Venezuela's secrecy is so bad some people aren't even sure when Hugo Chavez died
Analysis: Experts say the lack of information makes it impossible to confirm or deny a new claim that the Venezuelan president died earlier than we were told.
Venezuela authorizes use of deadly force at demos
Rocio San Miguel, who works with an NGO called Control Ciudadano, said the new rule is 'dangerously vague and controversial.'
These are the world’s deadliest cities
A new report ranks the 50 most violent cities on the planet. Here's why Latin America crowds the list.
Venezuelans study Hugo Chavez from a young age (PHOTOS)
Coloring books and historical reenactments help keep the late president's legend alive for a new generation.
How Hugo Chavez helped bring the US and Cuba closer together
News analysis: It's going to be a bad year for Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro.
Obama just sanctioned Venezuela. Here's what he needs to consider
Analysis: The US president imposed sanctions on Venezuelan government officials. He needs to take these not-so-small issues into account.
Read the full text of the bill the US Congress just passed to punish Venezuela
And Barack Obama is expected to approve it.
US Congress passes sanctions on Venezuelan officials
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro railed against the measure's 'insolent imperialist sanctions' after it was passed by the Senate.
Venezuela's government accuses this politician of plotting to kill the president. Watch her response
Maria Corina Machado has some fighting words for President Nicolas Maduro.
The borders of the Middle East are being redrawn by force (VIDEO)
The Islamic State is trying to change the map created after World War I. America's Kurdish allies have a different outcome in mind.
The revolution in Burkina Faso is a huge deal. Here's what you need to know about it
International pressure is on for a swift transfer of power into civilian hands. But will it happen?
Why Venezuela’s looking at a world of pain, in 2 easy charts
If there’s one thing the president of South America’s top oil exporter doesn't need, it’s plunging crude prices.
Turns out printing 'ISIS' all over your candy bar wrappers is terrible for business
Everything is political these days.
UN votes to fill coveted Security Council seats
Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand and Venezuela have been elected to the UN Council.
Poor Obama. Venezuela just joined the UN Security Council
And Hugo Chavez's inexperienced daughter will be representing Caracas there.
Venezuela’s president is bullying a Harvard professor
Nicolas Maduro is fuming over a Kennedy School economist’s suggestion that his policies favor Wall Street over his own country.
US government to its people: Stay away from these countries
In total, the State Department has travel warnings in place for 41 nations.
Things must be bad in Venezuela if the government plans to actually charge money for gas
One time when they raised gas prices there was a massacre in the streets of the capital.
Venezuela seals its border with Colombia to fight smuggling
The illicit trade is a problem for the Colombian government too since smugglers sell goods at prices impossible for local businesses to match.
Latin America’s militaries are making a comeback
Bloody coups may now be practically unthinkable, but experts say the risks to democracy are real.
Here's what else is happening in the Americas besides the World Cup
Believe it or not, there are things going on in South America right now that have nothing to do with Brazil's soccer mega-event.
Are any countries seriously trying to tackle the climate crisis?
Obama wants the US to lead. Is anyone interested in following?