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.
US embassy workers shot in Caracas strip club
Two US Embassy workers were injured Tuesday during a shooting at a the Antonella 2012 strip club in Caracas.
Venezuela toilet paper shortage ends with new toilet paper shipments
Venezuela's lawmakers approved plans to import 39 million rolls of toilet paper.
Venezuela has run out of toilet paper. Cue the hysteria.
Economists say Venezuela's shortages stem from price controls meant to make basic goods available to the poorest parts of society and the government's controls on foreign currency.
Venezuela sends military to fight Caracas street crime
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has launched a plan to fight crime in the streets of Caracas, with its first phase involving 3,000 military troops.
Ariel Castro beat wife, threatened neighbors: police records
Sources report Cleveland police received six complaints that accused kidnapper Ariel Castro allegedly beat his wife and assaulted neighbors.
Venezuela: Maduro accuses ex-Colombian President Alvaro Uribe of assassination plot
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe of conspiring to kill him.
Venezuela opposition challenges presidential election result in court
Venezuela’s opposition candidate Henrique Capriles has lodged an appeal with the country’s highest court against the presidential election result, which gave Chavez ally Nicolas Maduro a narrow victory.
5 signs Venezuela-US relations are still rocky after Chavez
Nicolas Maduro was once Hugo Chavez’s top foreign diplomat. Now that he’s in charge, some of the vitriol persists.
Introducing Venezuela's fight club
Venezuela's raging legislators step into the ring — otherwise known as parliament — to duke it out over a disputed election.
Venezuela's Maduro cozies up to Cuba
Maduro calls relations with Cuba "more a brotherhood than an alliance."
American "spy" arrested in Venezuela
A filmmaker from California has been arrested by Venezuelan police on accusations that he caused post-election violence.
Venezuela arrests US filmmaker for provoking 'civil war' following election violence
Authorities in Venezuela are concerned by post-election unrest.