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Spare a thought for Barack Obama. Just when it already seemed a near-impossible challenge, managing United States foreign policy is poised to become a tad more horrendously complicated. Read more»

A small group blocks a highway in Caracas in February 2014 as protests continue in Venezuela.

President Maduro had so far been both subtler and more brutal than Chávez, but studies say he enacted 93 new (not-so-subtle) restrictions between the start of protests in early February and March 20. Read more»

Amid a rising death toll, defiant demonstrators keep battling with government forces but their diffuse aims are still far from reach. Read more»

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Hugo Chavez’s legacy polarizes left and right like few other issues. Here, GlobalPost unpacks five of the more contentious claims about Venezuela. Read more»

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Last year, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited his ally President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, where the firebrand leaders unleashed defiant rhetoric at the United States. Read more»

United and integrated, the region would be a force to reckon with on the world stage. But does Latin America’s unification reality match up to the rhetoric? Read more»

Venezuela and Paraguay pick presidents this month, and Chile and Honduras gear up for votes in November. Some will swing left, others right. Read more»

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Lukeville Port apprehended Monica Guaydacan, 23, of Phoenix, after a CBP dog altered to her car and 5.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine was discovered in the front bumper of her Ford truck.

Border roundup: The world reacts to the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Mexican journalist Jaime Guadalupe Gonzalez Dominguez, Gov. Brewer loses in court, Arizona Republicans propose voting restrictions and the border economy continues to cross international lines Read more»

The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's last words were reportedly: "Yo no quiero morir, por favor no me dejen morir." In English, they read: "I don't want to die. Please don't let me die." Read more»

After a prolonged battle with cancer, the polarizing socialist leader Hugo Chavez has died. Chavez leaves behind a country in deep economic and political crisis. What's next for the people of Venezuela? Read more»

Here's a look back at some of the Venezuelan president's strangest remarks. Read more»

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a long battle with cancer, the government announced. He was 58. The death of the leading voice of the Latin American left plunged his divided, oil-rich nation into an uncertain future. (with video) Read more» 1

Chavez supporters gather in Simon Bolivar Square in Caracas to celebrate their president's return, February 18.

The Venezuelan government's news that Hugo Chavez is back from Cuba boosts his supporters and agitates his rivals. Read more» 1

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez

Is Islamic terror lapping at America's shores? Roger Noriega thinks so. Noriega, a Kansas native and Republican diehard, is living proof that American politics affords its sons a second chance, maybe even a third. Read more»

Posters showing Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on the wall of a shop in the Dahieh

American conservatives warn of militant Islam's spread in Latin America. But their claims are hard to prove. Read more»

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