Latin America's oil rush means more climate change
Brazil, Argentina and other countries across the Americas are seeking to ramp up fossil-fuel production. So much for curbing carbon emissions.
Venezuela's military seizes electronics chains, slashes prices
A month before municipal elections, some say the socialist government is trying to buy votes even as the economy spirals.
Miami reporter released by Venezuela
Miami Herald reporter Jim Wyss is released unharmed by Venezuela to US diplomats after two days of detention.
Venezuela decrees day of 'loyalty and love' for late Chavez
The OPEC nation will celebrate the "Day of Loyalty and Love for Supreme Commander Hugo Chavez and the Fatherland" each year.
Venezuelan President Maduro sees Chavez’s ghostly image in tunnel
Nicolas Maduro told an audience that subway workers in Caracas had seen an apparition of Hugo Chavez.
‘Homeland’ goes to South America: Brody’s Venezuela tower nightmare
Now in its 3rd season, 'Homeland' has taken a surprise turn for South America — and some of the backstory sounds very real.
Venezuela's 'smells like sulfur' diplomacy
Update: Washington has responded to Caracas’ expulsions by kicking out three Venezuelan diplomats, the latest tit-for-tat between Venezuela and the northern superpower it says stinks like Satan.
Venezuela's Maduro skips UNGA, citing 'death threats'
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claims he avoided the United Nations General Assembly in New York for fear that someone would try to assassinate him.
5 reasons Latin America is lashing out at the UN General Assembly (VIDEO)
Between Brazil's rage over US spying and Bolivia's fury over diverted flights, Latin American leaders have found plenty to gripe about this week.
Venezuela arrests three soldiers over 1.3-ton cocaine Air France haul
The cocaine seizure valued at as much as 200 million euros ($270.19 million).
Venezuela seizes toilet paper factory to combat shortages
A nationwide toilet paper shortage earlier this year created panic and proved embarrassing for the Venezuelan government.
Cocaine stash worth $270m found on Air France plane in Paris
Police found 1.3 tonnes of cocaine on an Air France cargo flight from Venezuela that has a street value of about $270 million.
At least 16 killed in Venezuela prison riot
At least 16 inmates were killed in a prison riot that began Wednesday in the western Venezuelan state of Zulia.
Venezuela blackouts blamed on 'sabotage'
Cut affected a dozen of Venezuela's 24 states and caused traffic chaos in parts of the capital, Caracas, and other cities.
Venezuela's press is dying from a paper shortage
First the toilet paper was running out. Now, squeezed by Venezuela's currency controls, newspapers are shutting because they can't import enough newsprint.
Venezuelan lawmaker vows to fight for Syrian army
'Syria needs full support against these criminals,' a Venezuelan congressman of Syrian descent says, as Western powers debate a strike on President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
Thieves with scissors stealing women's hair in Venezuela (VIDEO)
Known as "piranhas," these thieves are after women's hair, not flesh, selling it to beauty or hair salons in Venezuela for a pretty penny.
Facebook is 'friending' Latin America
Already big in the region, the social network giant sees huge potential — if Latin Americans would just make the mobile leap.
Venezuela arrests 2 for shooting of US officials in Caracas strip club
Venezuelan authorities on Tuesday arrested two suspects accused of shooting US officials in a strip club in May.
Samantha Power closer to becoming US ambassador to United Nations
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee backed Samantha Power, who is expected to receive wider Senate support for her nomination as US ambassador to the UN.
HRW: Venezuela's no country for whistleblowers
As US whistleblower Edward Snowden considers asylum offers, Human Rights Watch's Americas head explains why Venezuela is the wrong option.
Venezuela experiment: Will a gun ban stop the murders?
Analysis: Venezuelans run greater risk of murder than people in some war zones. Will strict gun control laws work? Come September, they'll find out — and the world will be watching.
America spies on Brazil too, Snowden leaks
The US allegedly eavesdropped on millions of Brazil's phone calls and web communications. But critics ask, what's the Brazilian president going to do about it?
The Axis of Evo
Analysis: Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega and Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro offer to shelter US spy agency leaker Edward Snowden. Should Barack Obama be so blasé?
Venezuela, Nicaragua offer Snowden asylum
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro and Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega say they'd shelter NSA leaker Edward Snowden to protect him from the superpower's persecution.
Bolivia's plane drama fires up South America
Evo Morales' allies fume that Bolivia's leader was taken 'hostage' while suspected of spiriting away NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Snowden: Latin Americans roll out the red carpet
Analysis: Ecuador and Venezuela seem to be tripping over each other to offer refuge to Snowden, the NSA leaker. That would really upset Washington. Exactly.
Venezuela frees then expels US filmmaker
US filmmaker Timothy Tracy, jailed in Venezuela after being accused of instigating unrest and espionage, was released from prison and expelled from the country on Wednesday.
Venezuela running out of wine and bread for Holy Communion
Venezuela church officials said Friday that food shortages and foreign exchange restrictions have led to a lack of altar wine and wheat to make wafers for Holy Communion.
Latin America: Divided we stand
United and integrated, the region would be a force to reckon with on the world stage. But does Latin America’s unification reality match up to the rhetoric?
Venezuela furious at Colombia for meeting with opposition leader
Venezuela is furious over a Wednesday meeting between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles.