Politics in Venezuela is no longer a contest between a train and a bicycle. Now there are two trains, and the Socialist party and the opposition might be crazy enough now to crash into each other and smash the whole country.
Joanna Hausmann gets it. She has a Jewish last name, red hair and has been compared to a Pixar cartoon. But she's not a white girl from Iowa. She's a Venezuelan comic who jokes about our ideas of race.
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.
Lisa Mullins speaks with the Carter Center's Jennifer McCoy about yesterday's referendum victory for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Voters decided to do away with term limits for Chavez, allowing him to run for office indefinitely.
Singer Elizabeth Ayoub has a rich cultural heritage. Born in
Venezuela to Lebanese immigrants, she was educated at American schools there. Her new album is a reflection of this cultural mix. Anchor Marco Werman has today's Global Hit.
The 'Triple Crown' isn't just a horse racing thing. It's also what a baseball player wins when he ends up tops in his league for batting average, RBIs and homers. And Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers is the winner. Where in Venezuela is Cabrera from?
Just five minutes from The World's studios in Boston is a Venezuelan restaurant: La Casa De Pedro. I traveled there with Senior Producer Andrea Crossan to find some local reaction to the news from Venezuela.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Rory Carroll, former Latin American bureau chief for Britain's Guardian newspaper, about the man who dominated Venezuela for the past 14 years.
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez handily won re-election over the weekend. On the heels of his victory, in a speech to his supporters, he vowed the country would never return to "neo-liberal" economics and would instead deepen its embrace of socialism.
Anti-government protests in Ukraine may be getting most of the attention, but a growing opposition movement in Venezuela is challenging its government to fix longstanding economic issues. What began as a non-violent movement has turned deadly in Venezuela, as well.
The "Tower of David" in downtown Caracas is called "the world's tallest squat" because thousands of people have been living in the unfinished skyscraper. Now, the government is moving people to new housing outside the city — and many squatters have mixed feelings.