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.
International powers are voicing alarm at Venezuela after its Supreme Court seized power from the legislature on Thursday, a move widely viewed as handing greater authority to President Nicolas Maduro. Now, so is a top official in the president's inner circle.
Four grenades were hurled at the high court from a helicopter and bullets were fired at the Interior Ministry on Tuesday, leader Nicolas Maduro said, in a potentially dramatic escalation of the violence gripping the oil-rich South American country.
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,
Venezuela's president is the focus of an upcoming PBS Frontline documentary. It's called "The Hugo Chavez Show." And it features excerpts from "Al Presidente!" -- the TV program that Chavez hosts every week.