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Immigrant song: Venezuelan HIV/AIDS victims provide insight into life in a collapsing economy

Venezuelan HIV/AIDS victims find life-saving treatment in Peru, relying on nonprofits to connect them to options.... Read more»

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Immigrant song: Schools in Peru are under added pressure from wave of Venezuelan migrants

Schools in Peru — and the capital of Lima in particular — are struggling to deal with 700,000 Venezuelan refugees fleeing economic collapse in their home country.... Read more»

Venezuela’s president racing to collect 10 million anti-Obama signatures

When U.S. President Barack Obama declared Venezuela a “national security threat” and smacked the country with sanctions last month, a reaction was inevitable. Even school kids are reportedly signing the petition, which the Venezuelan president plans to deliver in person to Obama next week.... Read more»

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How Hugo Chavez helped bring the U.S. and Cuba closer together

News analysis: It's going to be a bad year for Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro.... Read more»

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The pros and cons of imposing sanctions on Venezuela

Analysis: The U.S. president is expected to impose sanctions on Venezuelan government officials. But not before taking these not-so-small issues into account.... Read more»

Brazil and Ecuador come out against airstrikes in Syria

The South American governments are calling the air campaign against Islamist militants a violation of Syria's sovereignty — even if Assad seems to be welcoming the help.... Read more»

Here's what else is happening in the Americas besides the World Cup

Believe it or not, there are things going on in South America right now that have nothing to do with Brazil's soccer mega-event.... Read more»

How Russia arms America’s southern neighbors

Russia is now the largest weapons dealer to governments in Latin America. Russia's push into Ukraine has put many on edge. But less known is that Russia is also strengthening its military links south of the Rio Grande and re-establishing itself as a power in the region.... Read more»

Why Maduro's right about Venezuela food shortages

A look at what lies behind Venezuela’s food shortages.... Read more»

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In Venezuela, protests shed light on the extent of media censorship

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»

Venezuela's protests careen into week 5

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

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Five myths about the Venezuela crisis

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»

4 Latin American elections: What to watch

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»

Who is Hugo Chavez's chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro?

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»

Chavez returns to Venezuela, but can he govern?

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

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Spanish paper says Hugo Chavez on life support

Venezuela's VP challenged rumors about Chavez's health, while GlobalPost's correspondent in Havana said the truth about the ailing president's condition is unclear.... Read more»

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