Venezuela's interim President Nicholas Maduro suggested that the late president Hugo Chavez might have "influenced" the selection of a Latin American pope from "his perch in heaven." But during his lifetime, Chavez ridiculed Catholic leaders in Venezuela.
The 30-year-old former National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden has been granted a permit to live in Russia for up to a year while he determines his next move. Snowden immediately left the transit area of a Moscow airport, where he has been stuck since May.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Angel Falls. The world's highest waterfall is located in the Venezuelan state of Bolivar. Anchor Marco Werman gets reaction from Ben Rodriques of Osprey Expeditions in Caracas, Venezuela.
It's a little early to talk baseball ? at least in the US ? but not in the country we want you to name for the Geo Quiz. We're looking for a South American nation that is a top source of talent for Major League Baseball.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has returned to Cuba for more cancer treatment. Meanwhile, his political challenger has been out on the campaign trail. Venezuela's fractured opposition has united behind Henrique Capriles Radonski.
Hugo Chavez is struggling to recover from a fourth cancer operation and officials describe his situation as "delicate." Julia Sweig, of the Council on Foreign Relations, says it's unlikely Chavez will be able to attend the swearing in for his fourth term.