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Global Politics

Venezuela's election controversy

Hundreds of opposition candidates have been barred from running in Venezuela's local elections this November, and analysts say the move shows that the government of President Hugo Chavez is worried he's losing support at the local level

Conflict & Justice

The Year Ahead in Latin America

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.

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.