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.
President Chavez has changed many things about Venezuela, but he hasn't changed the presidential palace. Chavez works in the same building that Venezuelan leaders have been working in for over a century. We want to know the palace's official name.
One of the biggest rap groups in Venezuela have released their first album in the US. The group, Cuarto Poder, got their start over ten years ago playing in a historic square in Caracas. Reporter Will Grant met some band members there.
The Colombia television program, ?Chepe Fortuna,? has been pulled off the air in Venezuela. It seems Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez does not appreciate some of the show's political satire. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from journalist Karl Penhaul.
This weekend, an operation begins in Venezuela to lay down a fiberoptic cable all the way to Cuba. We want to know where in Venezuela will the undersea cable start its journey and where will it come ashore in Cuba?
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.
China now owns more U.S. public debt than any other nation ? about one out of every 10 debt dollars ? a reflection of its growing global economic influence. The United States has imported five times as much as it has exported to China this year.
Ten years ago, Hugo Chavez became the president of Venezuela. The Venezuelan leader is the subject of a new PBS/FRONTLINE documentary which chronicles Chavez's rise to power and how he uses his leadership style to hold on to the presidency.
A meeting in Moscow today of gas-exporting nations, including Russia, Venezuela and Iran, has some wondering if the group is trying to form the gas equivalent of OPEC. The Takeaway talks to Global Insight's senior Russian analyst, Natalia Leshenko.
Now that gas prices have plunged, Hugo Chavez is gently cozying up to companies like Chevron and Shell to see if they'd like to return to Venezuela for business. For more on this turn of events, we are joined by Simon Romero for the New York Times.