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?
Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to face trial over protests
Lopez is charged specifically with instigating arson and property damage and with criminal association.
Venezuela cries coup plot, US House approves sanctions
The US House of Representatives passed legislation to impose sanctions on Venezuelans responsible for human rights abuses during anti-government protests.
Just 2 percent of Latin Americans are rated as having free media
Independent journalism in the Americas is backsliding again, Freedom House says.
How Russia arms America’s southern neighbors
Russia is now the largest weapons dealer to governments in Latin America.
Venezuela arrests hundreds of youth activists
Francia Cacique, the leader of the one of the protest camps, called the raid illegal and denied the students had been plotting subversive activities.
Human Rights Watch accuses Venezuela of using 'unlawful force' against unarmed protesters
The group alleged 10 torture cases, with incidents of electric shocks, burns and threats of rape or execution.
Venezuela says it has detained 58 foreigners suspected of inciting unrest
At least 41 people have died, and nearly 800 injured, in violence around the protests that brought the South American OPEC nation's worst unrest in a decade.
Venezuela is going to crush cars and bikes to build houses
'We have sent 10,485 automobiles, 9,651 motorbikes and 539 bicycles to the national steel industry,' deputy justice minister Maria Martinez said.
Venezuela's food shortages hit these victims the hardest (PHOTOS)
Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro's government say the queues for food at supermarkets are a national embarrassment and a symbol of failed socialist economics.
Photos: Meet Venezuela's homeless people
The poor are extra vulnerable to Venezuela's economic problems, like chronic shortages of basic goods and food.
These are the countries where you can drink without being judged
And the ones where you really shouldn't order that second round.
Attention Venezuelan shoppers: Will this ID card keep you loyal to the revolution?
The government's handing out grocery loyalty cards that promise bargains and the chance to win amazing prizes. What's the catch?
Here's why Maduro's right about Venezuela's food shortages
And also, why he's wrong.
Venezuela's president met with rivals as death toll from protests went up to 41
Dozens of anti-government demonstrators remain in jail and some hardline opposition groups boycotted the talks.
The Vatican will help mediate talks between Venezuela's president and opposition
The dialogue agreed to would be unprecedented under Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, elected last year after Chavez died of cancer.
Venezuela's Catholic Church accused the government of trying to impose a 'totalitarian' regime
The scathing assessment follows suggestions that the Vatican act as mediator in a dialogue between the government and the opposition.
Venezuelan forces seized control of San Cristobal, the key opposition city
National Police chief Manuel Perez said 250 soldiers and police participated in Sunday's operation and that 11 people were detained.
Q&A: What's next for Venezuela?
The Brookings Institution’s Harold Trinkunas sheds light on the economic emergency and violent chaos engulfing the oil-rich South American nation.