Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's James Ingham for the latest on the crisis involving Ecuador, Venezuela, and Colombia, as Venezuela said today that its deployment of troops to the border with Colombia is nearly complete now,
The Venezuelan Supreme Court has decided to give ailing president Hugo Chavez as much time as he needs to recover. The BBC's Sarah Grainger in Caracas said it's not clear whether a new election will be scheduled in the near future.
Many world leaders attended the funeral of President Hugo Chavez. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was one of them. Mohammed Manzapour of the BBC's Persian Service said Venezuelans view his presence according to their political affiliation.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's James Ingham in Caracas about a joint venture by Venezuela and Iran: the two oil producers are joining forces to produce bicycles in government-run, socialist factories.
The government of Venezuela says ailing president Hugo Chavez has returned to his country from Cuba. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with blogger Francisco Toro sabout what the return could mean for Venezuela.