Facing shortages in food and medicines, extreme political polarisation, and a spiraling economic crisis, Venezuelans find it hard to care about the adventures of Clinton v. Trump.
The Non-Aligned Movement member states enjoy cohesion on few issues. Historically, their heterogeneity ranged from absolute monarchs to socialist presidents.
More than 50 animals in a Venezuelan zoo have reportedly died from starvation in the past few months.
Money and resources in Latin America often don't reach those who need them most – and criminal gangs are on hand to take advantage.
Some onlookers are suspicious that Venezuela's army is mounting a slow coup – but the country has been militarising itself for decades.
How does an oil-rich country end up with a food shortage? A GSU international development expert explains how the legacy of one man's rise to power continues to cripple the nation.
Islamic State lost ground, Colombia got a chance at lasting peace, and the Pope sounded a liberated note on homosexuality.
Venezuela sits at the edge of a humanitarian calamity. A GSU international mediation expert explains how outsiders can play a critical role in resolving the cause – a deeply rooted political battle.
The establishment media wants it one way, and the populist left another. Why is there so little straight reporting on Latin America?
A drought in the socialist South American country has led to blackouts, political conflict and increased exposure to Zika.
Understandable anger about the excessive inequality in South Africa lies at the heart of the rise of the radical Economic Freedom Fighters. The problem is how the party wants to address these issues.
For journalists in Venezuela, free speech means risking imprisonment or exile.
What will be the economic and political fallout as oil continues its slide toward $20 a barrel?
Latin America suddenly seems to be lurching to the right – but was it ever that far left in the first place?
Following a dramatic election loss, the government now has to deal with an overwhelmingly centrist parliament.
Nicolas Maduro's government is pulling out all the stops to win an election it looks almost certain to lose.
An oil discovery means more income for this small South American country – and some unwanted attention.
With drug trafficking, turf war, and craven politicking all at work, Colombia and Venezuela's fraught relationship has taken a turn for the worse.
Latin America's biggest heavyweight and its worst basket case are tied together by politics and trade. But as life gets harder for both, their bonds are starting to fray.
Using a smuggled mobile phone, an imprisoned opposition leader has summoned the people of Venezuela to the streets again. Could it bring down Maduro?