| Jul 29, 2007
Venezuela's leftist leader made news last week by threatening to expel any visiting foreigner who said anything bad about him. At the risk of being banned from the country, Perspective offers a look at one of the United States' greatest irritants:
| Dec 25, 2009
Rafael Antonio Caldera, who helped establish democracy in Venezuela, went on to serve two terms as president and issued the pardon that allowed Hugo Chavez to rise to power, has died. He was 93.
Caldera died Thursday in the capital of Caracas, his son...
| Nov 17, 2007
Someone finally told Hugo Chavez to shut up, and the Spanish-speaking world can hardly stop talking about it.
The verbal slap to the Venezuelan president came from none other than King Juan Carlos I of Spain, providing fodder for satirists from Mexico...
| Apr 17, 2009
President Obama pledged Thursday that the U.S. would become a better partner in curbing the flow of arms that have aggravated a bloody drug war in Mexico, but acknowledged that political realities make it tough for him to ban some of the most potent...
| Mar 4, 2008
President Alvaro Uribe appears to have taken a calculated risk in ordering his armed forces to invade Ecuador to kill a top rebel leader, deciding to risk the ire of his southern neighbor to inflict a major loss in a decades-long war.
| Jan 24, 2008
The phone rings and Jo Rosano jumps to answer, thinking of the sound of her son's voice: Hi, Mom, it's me, Marc.
But it isn't him. Rosano hangs up to resume scouring the Internet for news, brewing espresso, pacing, praying, crying and waiting -- as she...
| Jun 22, 2008
An atmosphere of crisis and tumbling confidence has enveloped Argentina after five years of political stability and robust economic growth.
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is facing a rancorous farm revolt in one of the world's major grain-...
| Mar 14, 2007
A landmark shift in trafficking routes has transformed West Africa into a hub for cocaine smuggled from South America to a booming European market, anti-drug officials on three continents say.
Traffickers have established a haven and transit area along...
| Sep 1, 2007
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday that he expected to meet soon in Caracas with a leader of Colombia's largest rebel group in an effort to help secure the release of dozens of hostages the leftists are holding.
The announcement came at the end...
| Jul 3, 2008
Armed forces disguised as rebels Wednesday rescued former Colombia presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three U.S. defense contractors and 11 other hostages held by leftist insurgents, in a daring operation that delivered the latest in a series of...
| Feb 16, 2009
Putting aside concerns over a worsening economy, rising crime and increasing social polarization, Venezuelan voters gave President Hugo Chavez a resounding victory Sunday on a constitutional amendment that will allow him to run for reelection...
| Sep 20, 2008
LUIS MANDOKI has been called the Michael Moore of Mexico, a filmmaker whose overtly partisan documentaries preach messages to viewers who are already inclined to believe. But that's not the worst thing his critics had to say of Mandoki's most recent film,...