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.
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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.
Venezuela arrests three generals for allegedly plotting a coup
In a further blow to the opposition, the mayor of the town of San Cristobal where the anti-government protests started was sentenced to a year in prison.
Venezuela’s government is sinking in a sea of oil
It has nearly as much crude reserves as the US and Saudi Arabia combined. So how come Venezuela's oil production and exports are slipping and the public is raging in the streets?
Death toll in Venezuela protests rises to 36 after pregnant woman and soldier are killed
Streets barriers have become flash points for violence between radical supporters of both sides, who sometimes carry firearms.
Venezuela's US dollar shortage puts its health sector in intensive care
The country imports 60 percent of the medicines it consumes and many of the raw materials for domestic production.
Why the OAS doesn't want you to hear what this woman has to say
The Organization of American States blocked press access to hear a staunch opponent of Venezuela's government.
Venezuela slums shun protests for community work
Many poor Venezuelans say protests have intruded on their daily lives and are doing little to weaken the country's president.
Maduro to Obama: Give peace a chance, don't kill me
The Venezuelan president has made startling claims, even as he calls for talks with Washington.
10 outrageous quotes from Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro
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.
Death toll in Venezuela clashes climbs to 29
In Caracas on Sunday, National Guard troops fired tear gas and water cannons to clear anti-government demonstrators.
Venezuela's foreign minister calls Kerry 'murderer'
US officials say Venezuela is using them as a scapegoat, inventing accusations to distract from internal economic and political problems.
Venezuela says death toll from protests rises to 28
More than 300 people have been injured in the unrest.