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.
Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro sworn in as new president
Maduro succeeds the late Hugo Chavez who died of cancer in March after fourteen years in office.
Venezuela post-election: Nicolás Maduro and opponent blame each other for violence
Venezuela's newly elected president, Nicolás Maduro, and the opposition leader blamed each other for rallies that left seven people dead.
US criticizes Venezuela election certification
US State Department official: "Violence has no place in a democratic electoral process. So we join in others in calling on all Venezuelans to refrain from violence at this time."
Raw feed video: Violence in Venezuela as opposition demands election recount
Protests turn to riots in bitter election aftermath despite calls from both sides for peaceful demonstrations.
Venezuela post-election violence takes lives
Officials say at least seven people have been killed in post-election unrest.
Venezuela tumbles into bitter election aftermath
Violent protests erupted after Venezuela's disputed election to replace Hugo Chavez. Now Washington and other regional powers are urging Caracas to respect the opposition's demand for recount.
Election protests erupt in Venezuela
Students dispute Venezuela's presidential election results, clashing with security forces in Caracas.
Venezuela presidential election: Organization of American States supports call for vote recount
The Organization of American States supports calls by Henrique Capriles for a recount of votes cast in the Venezuelan presidential election on Sunday.