The rise of black comedy to explain Venezuela's chaos recalls an old saying in the crisis-stricken South American country: 'Laugh so you don't cry.'
As rival factions vie for control over Venezuela, many of the country’s 31 million people are suffering prolonged power outages, food and water shortages, and limited access to medicine.
During the Cold War, socialism was portrayed as a gateway drug to communist orthodoxy. The crisis in Venezuela has resurrected tired old tropes about “pinks” and “useful idiots."
Citing security concerns, the US is evacuating its embassy in Caracas, where President Maduro blames the US for a calamitous power outage. Venezuela's relations with Brazil are eroding quickly, too.
Brazil's president has threatened military intervention in neighboring Venezuela, called its leader a 'dictator' and sent troops to the border. But Brazil's military is quietly working to avoid war.
The world's most oil-abundant nation is heading for energy consumption levels not seen since the 1990s.
Canada's recent decision to temporarily stop deporting Haitians and Venezuelans reaffirms the nation's commitment to vulnerable people. However, Quebec's recent policies don't match with Canada's.
The Trump administration says President Maduro's 'days are numbered' after Venezuelan security forces killed four protesters. But any US-led operation to oust him is likely to be extremely unpopular.
Food and medical aid at Venezuela's borders could spark a revolution.
New survey of insect-borne disease in Venezuela.
Cross border security is at serious risk. So are the lives of the people who live there.
With ExxonMobil set to begin oil production in Guyana next year, this tiny South American country will soon become unthinkably rich. But neighboring Venezuela shows how an oil boom can go bust.
It will be hard and complicated to replace Venezuela's heavy sour crude.
These shipments are rarely just about saving lives.
Assertive politics is not enough.
Can a new government, perhaps by shoring up democracy and oversight, harness this commodity for peace and prosperity?
For many Haitians, blackouts do not just signal a political crisis; they also symbolize feelings of their loss of political power.
Inflation is soaring, millions are fleeing – and two politicians are seeking to lead. It's an impossible choice for an impoverished people.
Venezuela is gripped by a struggle for power, and much of the rest of the world is leaning in. Just how did it find itself in this position?
Food shortages in Venezuela are a result of draconian government policies and should be declared an international crime against humanity.