The crisis in Venezuela is threatening to overwhelm Colombia and other countries in South America and is likely to test their good will in 2019 as migration and asylum claims from other Latin America nations pick up.
The USNS Comfort served thousands of desperate Venezuelan refugees in Colombia who’ve fled their country’s life-threatening food and medical scarcities. The ship anchored off Riohacha, Colombia as part of a three-month, four-nation Latin American tour, helping with everything from hernia operations to eye cataract removals.
As food shortages rack Venezuela, a socialist commune supporting President Nicolas Maduro has turned a Caracas home into a cattle ranch. But neighbors worry about health risks of raising cows in the city.
Venezuela is rolling out a new, smart-card ID known as the 'carnet de la patria,' or 'fatherland card.' The ID transmits data about cardholders to computer servers. The card is increasingly linked by the government to subsidized food, health and other social programs most Venezuelans rely on to survive.
At least 6,000 Venezuelans lined up at Peru's northern border on Tuesday in hopes of entering the country before a deadline for acquiring residency, and another 4,000 were due to arrive in the next two days, Peru's ombudsman's office said.
Dozens of Venezuelans who fled their crisis-stricken country for Peru are seeking to take up a Caracas offer to fly them home, as Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro seizes on hardships migrants face abroad to shore up domestic support.
Their drama is part of a deepening regional humanitarian crisis set off by the exodus of tens of thousands of Venezuelans who are voting with their feet and abandoning their country, mainly into neighboring Colombia, and also Ecuador and Peru.
The Netherlands beat the Dominican Republic in a huge upset over the weekend. Jeff Beresford-Howe, The Takeaway's sports contributor brings us World Baseball Classic highlights including details on this legendary play.
Today's Geo Quiz takes us to Latin America. The Fun Race Four is all about mud and gasoline. 500 teams compete in one of South America's most popular off-road motor races. The race has taken place for ten years in the country we'd like you to name.
Hugo Chavez hasn't been seen in public for weeks, reportedly due to mysterious health issues he developed while traveling. The last photo of Chavez was released on Tuesday, and showed him in Cuba chatting with former leader Fidel Castro.