March 14, 2013 Pope Francis is widely revered for his many years of work with the poor. But he has not been immune from criticism in a country that has gone through tumultuous times.
March 14, 2013 The Venezuelan president died on March 5. But his body apparently wasn't prepared in time to allow for it to be placed in such a memorial. So Chávez's corpse likely won't be on view forever — like the bodies of Vladimir Lenin, Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong.
March 12, 2013 With Chavez gone, his handpicked successor is in the spotlight. Nicolas Maduro has adopted Chavez's style and anti-imperialist rhetoric. That should help boost his appeal as he faces opposition leader Henrique Capriles in a special election April 14.
March 9, 2013 Venezuela's elections commission announced Saturday that voters will go to the polls on April 14. Henrique Capriles, who opposed Chavez in the last election, is expected to face interim leader Nicolas Maduro.
March 9, 2013 Late President Hugo Chavez helped out ideological peers in Latin America, as well as key U.S. allies in the Caribbean. But with Venezuela's own financial challenges and an upcoming presidential election, many of those countries are worried their vital oil lifeline is about to be shut off.