Photo of the day: Hugo Chavez's brother signs marriage equality petition

Courts in other regions of Mexico and in Colombia have also granted marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Venezuela protests spawn 'tear gas art' competition

Tear gas canisters fired by the thousands on the streets of Caracas are being transformed into sculptures in a competition seeking to give an artistic twist to this year's anti-government unrest in Venezuela.

Venezuela, capitalism & climate change

Caleb Maupin is a political analyst who lives in New York City, and is an activist with the International Action Center and Workers World Party.

Venezuela protest leader 'denied jail visits'

The wife of Venezuelan protest leader Leopoldo Lopez, who is being held alone in a small cell at a military jail, says her husband had not been allowed visitation rights for three weeks.

Drinking Water Shortage in Venezuela

Residents of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, who already struggle to find toilet paper and deodorant, are facing a new shortage - drinking water.

Latin Americans are embracing globalization and their former colonial masters

Venezuelan public health workers face riot police during a protest in Caracas on March 10. At least 20 people have died and 300 others have been wounded since protests first erupted, giving President Nicolas...

5 Trinidadians still detained in Venezuela

It has been more than two months since five Trinidad and Tobago nationals were held by Venezuelan authorities.

High-profile Venezuelan prisoner ends hunger strike

An imprisoned former Caracas police commissioner at the center of stalled political talks between Venezuela's government and opposition ended a hunger strike on Sunday after demands for his release due to frail health were...

High-profile Venezuelan prisoner ends hunger strike

An imprisoned former Caracas police commissioner at the center of stalled political talks between Venezuela's government and opposition ended a hunger strike on Sunday after demands for his release due to frail health were...

Reports from Cuba's Venezuela: Notes from Caracas

So much fun to go back to Caracas. You are excited when you arrive, but somewhat relieved when you leave.

Venezuela: Activists, gov't push for 'communal state'

A representative from the India Caribay commune in Merida state holds up the commune's new land title during a commune assembly at the town of Mesa Bolivar held on May 24 and 25. Three...

Nao introduces new Venezuelan menu

The Celebration of Cuisines program continues at Nao with a Venezuelan-inspired menu that launched on Tuesday May 27 and will run for six weeks until Tuesday July 7. In an effort to explore new...

Reports from Cuba's Venezuela: Zombieland

According to NicolA s Maduro , an assasination attempt against him has been thwarted.

Venezuelan Government Forced to Ration Water

Long lines at grocery stores and ration cards that prevent citizens from buying more than the allotted amount of basic needs, such as flour, milk, vegetable oil, and toilet paper, have become the norm...

So, ALBA Medical School

"To be sure, Venezuela isn't retreating into a hole. Maduro last month ordered the creation of a medical university in Venezuela to turn out doctors from around Latin America.

Venezuela leader praises US rejection of sanctions

In this May 16, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro stands outside the Miraflores Presidential Palace where he received Palestine's President Mahmoud Abbas, in Caracas, Venezuela.

Caracas Residents Go Thirsty as Taps Run Dry, Bottles Vanish

Residents of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, who already struggle to find toilet paper and deodorant, are facing a new shortage -- drinking water.

U.S. dismisses allegations of role in coup plots against Venezuelan gov't

"These allegations are absolutely false and baseless," State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said at a daily news briefing, adding "We've seen many times the Venezuelan government try to distract from its own actions by...

Venezuela meets with airlines to negotiate debt

Venezuelan authorities met with international airlines to which the oil-rich country owes more than US$4 billion, after many cut back or halted service.

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Recent Wave of Looting Shows Extent of Hunger in Venezuela

The economic crisis and the food shortage in Venezuela is so serious that looting has become commonplace throughout the country. In January alone, nearly...

Gourmet Chocolate Becomes Economic Lifeline in Venezuela

Caracas (VOA) - In a modest apartment near a Caracas slum, nutrition professor Nancy Silva and four aids spread rich, dark Venezuelan cocoa on...

As Crisis Worsens, Venezuelans Turn to Perilous Escape Routes by Sea

On January 10, a group of Venezuelan rafters headed for Curaçao were met with tragedy. Many people on the raft died, and then the...

Venezuela Cuts Transport Connection With Neighboring Islands to Fight Smuggling

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the transport connection with the Dutch islands of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire will be cut amid the...

Venezuela’s Economic Woes Forces Women Into Prostitution to Feed Children

A three-story hotel in western Caracas has become home to a 50-year-old prostitute, Juana, who, along with her 30-year-old daughter, works in a brothel...

New Monthly Minimum Wage in Venezuela Barely Enough to Buy Daily Cup of Coffee

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced a new increase in the minimum wage this year, but it’s only worth enough to purchase one a cup...

Maduro Announces 40% Minimum Wage Increase for New Year

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday, just before the new year, a 40 percent increase in the minimum wage — as a protection for...