Cuba is giving Fidel Castro a weepy goodbye on his 90th birthday today. In the official press, at least, Cubans are sad because the Comandante is approaching death "like everybody else," as he told the Communist party congress in April.
In Venezuela, the state has created hunger games and these games have morphed into war -- a war of the state against citizens and a war of citizens and against citizens.
Over the past several weeks, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the previously closed border with Colombia to purchase the basic necess...
Jennifer Lynn McCoy, Georgia State University Outsiders are once again attempting to alleviate political conflict in Venezuela. A decade and a half...
Hugo Chavez is dead. Chavismo, which was more of a cult than a political ideology, is on its last legs. Before Venezuela succumbs as well, it's time for a radical restart in the land of Bolivar.
Venezuela is at the mercy of its fluids. For a country that depends on oil for 95 percent of its exports, the prolonged drop in the price of crude has...
Venezuela could end up as a completely failed state -- a Somalia in the Caribbean.
As someone who witnessed first-hand the brutal U.S.-sponsored Contra War against Nicaragua, I will not sit idly by as my government, with the aid of the OAS, again attempts to quash popular governments in Latin America.
From Venezuela to Brazil to Argentina, the political left is crumbling, raising real questions about the durability of South America's so-called "Pink Tide." In Caracas, the future of Chávez protégé Nicolás Maduro remains unclear amidst plunging world oil prices, rampant inflation, power shortages and scarcity of basic goods.
It looks so peaceful, and yet... (kizeme/Flickr) Ah, Venezuela. A sunny and picturesque country at the top of South America with swaths of oil reser...
His stubbornness has led a nation rich in resources to misery and his incendiary oratory is now pushing it towards a violent explosion.
The pain and torment which affects me and tens of millions of others is occurring in the South American nation of Venezuela, one which has tightened the noose around its neck over the last two decades with bad policy after bad policy.
The Venezuelan government faces many challenges, but none so important or urgent as economic recovery.
CARACAS, Venezuela -- With his rejection of this law, President Maduro has denied any hope for peace, justice and reconciliation in Venezuela. It is clear he sees no need to respect his country's democratic institutions. As Venezuela falls deeper into its humanitarian and economic crisis, we expect Maduro to continue to disregard the autonomy of Venezuela's branches of government in order to maintain power.
The black market for the dollar is especially destructive because it is part of an inflation-depreciation spiral that has been growing since the fall of 2012.
Venezuela this week announced it would significantly raise fuel prices and devalue its currency as part of a series of measures to help shore up its flailing economy. Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro also named a new economy czar: Miguel Pérez.