Most Shared Stories Tagged: Venezuela

Global Politics

Venezuela's municipal elections

Venezuela held gubernatorial and mayoral elections over the weekend. The parties allied with President Hugo Chavez won a majority of the contests but the opposition also posted some gains. The BBC's Will Grant reports from Caracas.

Business, Finance & Economics

The decline in oil prices will put the squeeze on Iran and Russia — and give a jolt to American consumers

The price of a barrel of oil has fallen to its lowest level in more than half a decade — and it's still falling. That's put a major dent in the economies of some of the world's largest oil producers, like Iran and Russia. But in the US, it's cause for celebration, as falling oil prices are translating into plummeting prices at the pump.

Arts, Culture & Media

The Hugo Chavez show

Venezuela's president is the focus of an upcoming PBS Frontline documentary. It's called "The Hugo Chavez Show." And it features excerpts from "Al Presidente!" -- the TV program that Chavez hosts every week.

Arts, Culture & Media

Venezuela's gas guzzlers

In many parts of the world, fuel economy has become the gold-standard for cars. But not in Maracaibo, Venezuela, where old gas guzzlers are still prized for their sturdy frames and powerful engines. The World's Marina Giovannelli brings us the story.