Henrique Capriles gestures after wining the opposition presidential primary in Caracas, Venezuela on Sunday.
February 13, 2012 Taking the primaries handily, Henrique Capriles said it was time to end Chávez's socialist experiment. Capriles says he admires Brazil's "modern left" economic model.
Wilson Ramos of the Washington Nationals during a game in Phoenix on June 2, 2011.
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November 10, 2011 The Washington Nationals catcher was abducted Wednesday. He's thought to be the first major league player to have been kidnapped in Venezuela. But other players' families have been targeted in recent years.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (wearing red) arrives in Caracas from Cuba on July 23, 2011.
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July 25, 2011 Treatment for cancer has not dissuaded Venezuela's Hugo Chavez from planning to run for re-election in 2012. In fact, he says that he would like to make it to 2031.
March 5, 2008 Colombia raided a FARC camp in Ecauador, escalating tensions between the two countries, as well as Venezuela.
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November 29, 2007 Relations between Venezuela and Colombia get even more complicated.
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