Venezuela's economy is deep in recession; drought is causing crippling shortages of energy and food. And to cap it all, the government can't respond effectively because of a crippling political rivalry between a socialist president and an opposition-controlled congress.
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.
One of the big issues in Venezuela's presidential election campaign is rising crime. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Jeremy McDermott of InSightCrime, a group that studies organized crime in the Americas.