Poor, bereaved, hopeless: faces of Venezuela crisis
Yasmari Bello can no longer get the treatment she needs for her breast cancer. 'I suffered stress. I lost weight. I felt I had fought the illness for months and I could relapse.'
Venezuelans barter diapers for food on smartphones
Short on basic supplies, Venezuelans have reverted to bartering but in a very 21st century way.
These Venezuelans are tired of protesting. Instead, they’re choosing to leave.
With conditions growing starker by the day, many people who have any chance of leaving are taking it.
'We want food!': Venezuela crisis deepens
Although blessed with the biggest proven oil reserves in the world, the South American nation is becoming an economic wasteland.
The world's new lightning capital sees more than 100,000 flashes a year
On busy nights, lighting strikes there thousands of times per hour.
Venezuelans have set their clocks ahead by half an hour to save electricity
It's hoped the 30 extra minutes of daylight at the end of the day will reduce the use of lights and air conditioning.
The official Venezuelan work-week is now only two days long
Public servants will now work Monday and Tuesday as part of government efforts to save electricity.
Venezuela is giving everyone a holiday on Fridays to save energy
The government is effectively shutting the labor force down on Fridays for the next two months to conserve power.
Venezuelans in the US say their country is worse than 1960s Cuba
And some think it's time to give persecuted Venezuelans the same special benefits Cuban refugees in the US have enjoyed.
It's really hard to say which city is the world's most murderous
The truth is that it is hard to generate valid murder data in Venezuela, much less Caracas.
Why a 6,000 percent price hike on gas won't matter for Venezuelans
The increase sounds mind-boggling, but in practice it may make little or no difference.
The global story behind Venezuela's 6,000 percent gas hike
Venezuelans will still pay next to nothing for gas, but the move highlights just how badly the country has been hit by a collapse in global oil prices.
There's a chance Venezuela's Zika outbreak is worse than Brazil's
That is the conclusion of doctors in Venezuela, where response to the virus has been hampered by a collapsing health system and poor data.
Venezuela's capital ranks as the world's most murderous city
Take note, Americans: There are 4 US cities on the list, too.
Venezuela’s inflation is forecast to jump up to 1,000 percent this year
This is exacting a tragic toll, says the IMF's regional director.
Plunging oil prices mean Venezuelan women are running out of birth control
Shortages of basic goods such as milk, rice, corn and diapers have been a problem for years in the South American country. Now sex and health are at risk.
Are Venezuelans finally giving up on Hugo Chavez?
Latin America hails the ‘beginning of the end’ of Chavismo after a historic vote in Caracas.
Venezuela's opposition just crushed ruling socialists in legislative elections
Opposition candidates won control of congress for the first time in 16 years.
The sad story behind the world's cheapest Big Mac
This isn't just about burgers.
Now it’s serious! Venezuela is almost out of beer
Missing ingredients and striking workers mean this troubled South American nation could soon run dry.
Venezuela's Maduro calls Donald Trump a 'thief'
'How dare you mess with our brothers,' Maduro said.
Venezuela quotes a made-up White House 'spokesman' to debunk drug-trafficking allegations
It's like The Onion of diplomacy.
Venezuela has really cool speakeasy eateries for not-so-cool reasons
One Caracas clandestine restaurant serves 16 people under a mango tree, with retro artwork, and vintage vinyl records as place mats.
Venezuela's medicine shortage is so bad that pharmacies are fingerprinting the sick
Critics call the new system medicine rationing.
Latin America divided between oil and green energy
Latin America spends billions of dollars subsidizing fossil fuels each year, but also has some of the world's largest renewable power programs, highlighting the energy-hungry region's divisions as it charts its future.
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.