Ecuador’s Rafael Correa is one of the wold’s top politician-tweeters.
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When leaders of weak democracies use social media to connect with their constituents, people feel heard. But Twitter responses won't give citizens what they need.
The wife of a jailed opposition leader, during a rally to mark the third anniversary of his arrest in Caracas, Venezuela.
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Venezuelans, fleeing hunger and repression at home, have surpassed Central Americans as the top US asylum-seekers.
Nicolás Maduro was elected President in 2013 after the death of Hugo Chavez.
Nicolás Maduro was elected President in 2013 after the death of Hugo Chavez
Venezuela’s major crises will continue in 2017. These include ongoing economic instability, over-reliance on the price of oil, shortages of food and electricity and increasing inequality. At the core is…
Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro in 1999.
More than any other, Venezuela is a country of Cuba's making. But its own national tragedy is too deep for most citizens to mourn Fidel Castro's death.
Some onlookers are suspicious that Venezuela's army is mounting a slow coup – but the country has been militarising itself for decades.
Empty grocery store shelves in Venezuela’s capital.
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.
Venezuelans flee a food shortage protest.
REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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.
Venezuela is not a progressive paradise.
The establishment media wants it one way, and the populist left another. Why is there so little straight reporting on Latin America?
For journalists in Venezuela, free speech means risking imprisonment or exile.
A voter displays her ink-stained finger after casting her ballot in Caracas.
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.
Stand-off: Colombian and Venezuelan police at the border.
With drug trafficking, turf war, and craven politicking all at work, Colombia and Venezuela's fraught relationship has taken a turn for the worse.
In it together.
EPA/Fernando Bizzerra Jr
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.
Breaking the chains.
Using a smuggled mobile phone, an imprisoned opposition leader has summoned the people of Venezuela to the streets again. Could it bring down Maduro?
Political opposition in Venezuela is a serious business.
With opposition leaders in jail and an economy in tatters, Venezuela could be just around the corner from a formal state of emergency.
US and Venezuela meet in Brazil
The Obama administration announced the intention to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba the same week that Congress approved sanctions against Venezuela for human rights violations. The timing was coincidental…
A harbinger of things to come? VP Joe BIden up close and personal with Brazil’s President Rousseff
The New Year always provides an opportunity for both introspection and speculation. So it seems a good time to consider what the big stories are likely to be this year. Some of the five major stories I…
Venezuala criticised Hollywood of saying president Nicolas Maduro wants a biological bomb.
Cultural imperialism is alive and well. The desire of successive governments of the United States to destabilise governments in Latin America that are too far left for Washington’s taste is well and truly…
Hugo Chávez still looms over Venezuela.
Venezuela has seen waves of protest against the government of Nicolas Maduro. At least 13 people are dead, a prominent opposition member, Leopoldo Lopez, is now in custody having surrendered and three…